Staffordshire saltglaze stoneware figure of Spinario, circa 1760

The inspiration for this figure was the Boy with Thorn, also called Fedele (Fedelino) or Spinario, is a Greco-Roman Hellenistic bronze sculpture of a boy withdrawing a thorn from the sole of his foot, now in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome. There is a Roman marble version of this subject from the Medici collections in a corridor of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Length: 4 ½” Height: 3 ⅞”

In good condition

Stock number: 83668

£980

US$1363