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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Naples (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Naples Royal Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and moulded

  • Museum number:

    C.93A-1930

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 24, shelf 8

Physical description

Figure of a herm in soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels. The herm, bearded, with long hair, wears a white robe and a crimson-striped scarf, and he is bent forward and hold his hands to his chest. surmounted on a rococo-scrolled and foliate volute, picked out in crimson and moulded in relief at the back with acanthus foliage.

Place of Origin

Naples (made)

Date

ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Naples Royal Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

'RF' under a crown
In black

Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm

Object history note

One of a pair with C.93-1930.

Descriptive line

Figure of a herm in soft-paste porcelain, Naples Royal Porcelain Factory, Naples, ca. 1775.

Labels and date

Herm Figure PAIR OF HERM FIGURES
Porcelain
Mark: 'RF', under a crown, in black
ITALY (NAPLES); about 1775
C.93 & A-1930
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Foliation; Acanthus; Herm; Scrolls; Volutes

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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