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A good quality Parian figure of Venus by Copeland, modelled standing with her cloak draped over her left arm holding an apple in her left hand a tortoise looks out from beneath her cloak. This figure has been highlighted with gilding and soft coloured enamels. The figure is marked 'COPELAND' on the base. Height 41 cm (16")
This figure is an excellent example of the fine quality of Copeland Parian. This figure was first produced in 1849 and copies a marble statue by John Gibson which is known as the 'Tinted Venus' or simply 'Gibsons Venus'. This figure was included in Copeland's display at the Great Exhibition of 1851. The figure was produced both plain and with gilding and tinting (with the latter being more expensive).
Condition. This figure is in excellent undamaged condition with no chips or restoration. There is some minor rubbing to the applied tinted enamels and gilding. Please see our images.