A pair of Derby patch mark figures, c.1765, superbly modelled as Venus and Mars-illustrated on page 339 of Bradshaw (First Edition, 1990). Catalogue number 282.
Attached is a link to a similar pair (lacking sconces) being sold by the highly regarded dealers Ian Marr.
'Mars' is in excellent condition, without apparent restoration or damage, apart from a modern screw to the sconce and a firing crack to the base. 'Venus' has had restoration to the upper body and right arm, whilst there has been restoration to the arms of the cupid and the sconce. There is a similar firing crack.
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Restoration is sometimes extremely difficult to detect. We use UV light and transmitted light to check whether restoration has occurred. Sometimes, even those methodologies do not reveal restoration. If you are able, notwithstanding the definition, to show that restoration of a significant nature has occurred, we would obviously allow cancellation of the sale in such circumstances.