An exceptionally Rare Bow figure of a Barking Fox, after Oudry

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An exceptionally rare Bow White figure of a Fox, possibly modelled after J. B. Oudry, standing looking to his right, his left paw on a tree stump, his stomach supported by another stump, his tail curled down to the left, on almost rectangular rockwork base.

Literature:  P. Synge-Hutchinson, op. cit., fig. 8, p.104.

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An exceptional Bow figure of a Fox, one of only two known examples.  The stark rendering of this sharp-toothed animal is somewhat reminiscent of the work of the Bohemian sculptor, Dominikus Aulicheck.  However, it must anitdate anything Aulicheck did at Nymphenburg, though he had studied sculpture in Vienna, Paris, London and Rome before joining the Bavarian Porcelain Factory in 1762.  There were, in any event, a number of artists working in the genre during the first half of the 18th century, notably the French painter, Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686 – 1755).  The attribution of this unusual piece has been reinforced by tests which indicate a phosphatic type of paste.

Provenance:  Dudley Delevingne collection

Rockwork base  6ins (15 cms) wide,    5ins (12.7 cms) high

Circa 1750-55

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