19th century busts parian porcelain dating

18 Jun

At least one of the pieces in this auction listing does appear from the photo to be one of the “plumed hat lady” busts shown above. Obviously if these were actual Duboy pieces they should have been marked as such. Another example, this time from one of the “annoyed peasant girl” busts.

This one suggests that the “sc.” in the other format may be a further-abbreviated form of “sculp(tor)”.

However, the dates do match because Fritsch worked there only in 17 – more than 60 years before Paul Duboy was born!

This was also from an original marble sculpture by Raffaele Monti (1818–1881). Papers relating to the arrangements are in the Spode archive.So I did what any good Googler would do, which was to research the name.Unfortunately Google promptly fell down on the job and provided only the sketchiest of background.Unfortunately no dimensions were given for either piece. ) looks when produced in the more intense colors and finished with a high glaze.On the other hand, this lord and lady do look as if they were designed together. It’s interesting to see the very different effect between the white bisque and decorated versions.