Decorative Arts Auction

June 15, 2015

LOT 117

Lot 117

Derby Figure of a Mansion House Dwarf, c.1820

Derby Figure of a Mansion House Dwarf, c.1820
Lot 117 Details
Derby Figure of a Mansion House Dwarf, c.1820

with moustache, staff and tall hat, in colourfully painted costume, standing on a flowered base
condition noted
height 6.7" — 17 cm.
incised No. 227

Estimate $250-$350

Realised: $504
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Minor losses to plume on hat, ribbon and flowers on the base; some wear and loss of pigment, especially under the brim of the hat; staff and left wrist repaired

LOT 117

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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