Decorative Arts Auction

June 0914, 2018
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LOT 30

Lot 30

Bow Figure of an Actor, possibly David Garrick, c.1752

Bow Figure of an Actor, possibly David Garrick, c.1752
Lot 30 Details
Bow Figure of an Actor, possibly David Garrick, c.1752

wearing a pale lavender jacket, gilt-tufted white waistcoat and red breeches, standing by a stump on a rectangular base
minor condition noted
height 8.2 in — 20.8 cm

Estimate $600-$800

Realised: $10,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Elizabeth E. Stewart Collection, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sotheby’s, New York, April 22, 1994, lot 1
James A. Lewis & Son, Inc., New York (as “possibly Longton Hall”)


Two minor cracks at the base; head broken through at the neck and repaired; two small glaze flaws at the coat tail hem; glaze slightly speckled on the forehead and nose; otherwise substantially in good condition

LOT 30

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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