Fine Parian-ware Figure of Ariadne Reclining Female Nude on the back of a stylised standing Panther, wearing an Acanthus wreath on her head, her left leg tucked beneath her right. Holding drapery in her left hand, on a rectangular base. Mid Nineteenth Century.
This example was probably produced by Minton & Co. for Summerly’s Art Manufactures, and remained in production until mid 1860s. The composition modelled by John Bell (1811-1895) is taken from an original life-size marble example by the German Sculptor Johann Heinrich Dannecker (1758-1841).
Condition: Very good condition. Incised and impressed marks to the underside for date code 1853.
Height: 14.5” (37cm). Width: (at base) 11.5” (29cm). Depth: (at base) 5.5” (14cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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