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Sale IT209 Lot 2087

WEDGWOOD LILAC, GREEN AND WHITE SOLID TRICOLOR JASPERWARE FIGURE OF SOMNUS late 18th Century, impressed uppercase mark (twice), after a model by Il Fiammingo (1597–1643), the mythic god of sleep, depicted in white sleeping on the folds of a sage-green blanket, beside a basket filled with green fruit, the lilac canted rectangular base with acanthus leaf border, l: 5 1/2 in.

Provenance: Milton Milestone Collection.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, Part II, 6 April 1976, lot 321.
Skinner, Boston, 16 July 2005, lot 225.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 404.

Catalogue Note:
For five related models of sleeping children, thought to be after the Flemish sculptor Francois Duquesnoy (Il Fiammingo), see Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, 'The New Illustrated Dictionary', p. 231. The Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, preserves a wax model of one of the figures. For a similar tricolor example, see the Kadison Collection, Skinner, Boston, 1 October 2010, lot 112.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sold for $2,750.00

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