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Europe, ca. 18th to 19th century CE or possibly earlier. A mold-made terracotta philosopher figure, seated on a bench and draped in a garment that envelops his form with copious folds meticulously delineated, with his head slightly turned toward his right, presenting a fine bearded face. The "Grand Tour" was a luxury holiday undertaken by English, French, and European nobility (as well as Americans) in the 17th to 18th Century, in order to become more cultured and learned. These recreations of classical style antiquities were distributed to attendees of the Grand Tour upon visitation to classical sites. Size: 5.75" H (14.6 cm)

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-London Saleroom

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Expected surface wear and tiny nicks to the periphery of the base. Otherwise excellent. Old inventory numbers on back of philosopher's seat.

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Late 18th C. European Terracotta Seated Philosopher

Estimate $400 - $600Jul 30, 2018