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DERBY FIGURE OF JAMES QUINN AS FALSTAFF

Code: 3169    

POA

Soft paste porcelain

Circa 1760      

H: 10 ¾ in.

Marks: patch marks under base

Derby figure representing the famous contemporary actor, James Quinn (born 1693, died 1766) in the character of Falstaff, who appears in three plays by William Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2. Standing figure dressed in a plumed pink hat, pink coat, over a flowered doublet, crimson breeches, and purple top boots. In the right hand is a sword, and on the left arm a shield; a paper sticking out of a pocket in the doublet is inscribed: 

            s.  d.

            “A Capon  –  –  –  –  –  2   0

              Sauce      –  –  –  –  –  4   0

              Sack   –  –  –  –  –  –  5   0

                                               _____                                               

11  0”

 

This figure is a modification, with the addition of a beard, of an early Bow model, based upon an engraving by James McArdell.

 

 

DERBY FIGURE OF JAMES QUINN AS FALSTAFF
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