Derby 'Feeling' figure – £1900 at Adam Partridge.

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Many of the pieces were by the Derby factory, including this ‘dry edge’ figure, c.1752-54, of a lady holding a parrot that pecks at her fingers emblematic of Feeling. As with two-thirds of the early Derby output, it is left in the white.

The 7in (17cm) high figure was part of two series modelled on the theme of the five senses during the tenure of Andrew Planche (1727- 1809) – the other the great chinoiserie groups attributed to the sculptor Agostino Carlini.

Like all the lots in the collection, Feeling was given a modest guide of £100-150 (it had some restoration to the extremities) but sold at £1900.