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Lot 145: Pair of Portuguese Painted Ceramic Figures
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
** A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit The Fowler Museum at UCLA **
Europe, Portugal, Estremoz Alto Alentejo, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A pair of painted ceramic figurines from Portugal. First, a standing male with his feet apart on green base painted with red and white dots, wearing a black brimmed hat, a brown suit, and a striped blue, black and red blanket over his shoulder - holding a basket on his right arm. The second depicts a female laundress with a wide-brimmed black hat, a blue dress with black shawl adorned with red and white trim. She bends over a wash tub, wringing out a red garment. She too is attached to a base, this one painted green with red and white dots. Size: Larger measures 6.75" H (17.1 cm)
Provenance: ex-Morgan Collection, Santa Monica, CA.
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Condition Report: Male figure has repairs to scarf and base as shown with losses to tie, left arm, base, and hat. Basket no longer attached to hand. Female figure's head and arms reattached. Wringed clothing repaired. Losses to shawl and base.