John Marriott Blashfield: "TYCHO WING"

Item Lot Number: 11

John Marriott Blashfield: "TYCHO WING", modelled as the standing philosopher holding a globe, on a rectangular base titled TYCHO WING PHILO, the reverse BORN 1696 DIED 1750, 80cm high See illustration

Provenance: The vendor's great-grandfather Harold Pond was a personal friend of Blashfield

Tycho Wing was a philosopher, astronomer, teacher of mathematics and music, and coroner of Rutland from 1727 until 1742

This figure appears to be partially based on the half length portrait painted by John Vanderbenk, now in the Stationers Hall, London

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1000
Condition Report:
Globe broken in half and with associated losses. One finger missing, other fingers restored. Some staining throughout and minor flakes. 110318