A set of four small figures of hawks, third quarter 17th Century.

Each hawk, which is 12cm in height, is modelled in the white and shown standing erect with head turned slightly to one side. The heads were moulded separately and luted to the bodies, in order to create differing poses, and the glazes vary from creamy white to greyish within the set of four. They appear in the 1688 Burghley Inventory: in the “marble Salloon Rooms” were “4 China ffaulcons on ye Like peddistalls”.

 

REFERENCE: CER0323

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