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A striking Minton Parian group of Cupid and Psyche, sculpted by Bourne after a Roman original, date mark for 1856. Marked on the back of the base 'Cupid & Psyche Reduced by H. Bourne'. Height 43cm (17")
The Roman original of this beautiful group (itself a copy of an earlier Hellensitic sculpture) is now in the Capitoline Museums in Rome. The Parian version was first shown in the 1849 Birmingham Exhibition.
Condition: A firing line part way around Cupid's back has been oversprayed, otherwise in good condition.