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Figure group - Chasse au Lapin
  • Chasse au Lapin
    Mène, Pierre Jules, born 1810 - died 1879
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Chasse au Lapin

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1860-ca.1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mène, Pierre Jules, born 1810 - died 1879 (artist)
    Copeland & Co. (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White unglazed 'Parian' porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Professor R. Y. Ball in memory of his parents, Clifford Y. Ball and Joan B. Ball

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 19, shelf 1

Physical description

Unglazed 'Parian' porcelain figure group consisting of three terriers, two of which are smooth-coated, the thrid with longer, curly hair, who are scrambling over each other to look down a rabbit hole. Ivy leaves grow on the surrounding bank. The whole group is modelled on an oval plinth.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


ca.1860-ca.1875 (made)


Mène, Pierre Jules, born 1810 - died 1879 (artist)
Copeland & Co. (makers)

Materials and Techniques

White unglazed 'Parian' porcelain


Height: 16.7 cm, Length: 32.5 cm, Depth: 15.5 cm maximum

Object history note

The wax model on which this porcelain group was based was exhibited at the Exposition Universal in Paris in 1855. A bronze cast from the model was shown at the Paris Salon in 1872.

Descriptive line

Unglazed white porcelain figure group of three terriers on an oval plinth, Copeland, Stoke on Trent, about 1860-75, after a wax model by Pierre Jules Mène, about 1855

Production Note

Original wax model made about 1855

Subjects depicted

Hunting; Ivy; Dogs


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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