MINTON PARIAN GROUP OF CUPID & PSYCHE BY H. BOURNE - REF No. 181
H: 17 in / 43 cm ; W: 6 in / 15 cm ; D: 6 in / 15 cm
A stunning and most attractive minton parian figural group of Cupid and Psyche by Hamlet Bourne, the classical lovers in passionate embrace on a bow fronted plinth. The Roman original of this beautiful group (itself a copy of an earlier Hellensitic sculpture) is now in the Capitoline Museums in Rome. The Parian version was first shown in the 1849 Birmingham exhibition.
Signed and inscribed: Cupid & Psyche by H. Bourne