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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery

Neptune

Figure
ca. 1674-1675 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Soon after founding his pottery, John Dwight experimented with the manufacture of ambitious busts and figures. Unlike most ceramic sculptures, these were modelled
by hand, rather than made in moulds, and would have been costly one-off productions.
The figure of Neptune has been deliberately fired dark brown in imitation of bronze.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware, hand-modelled
Brief Description
Figure depicting Neptune, hand-modelled stoneware, made at the factory of John Dwight, Fulham, ca. 1673-1675
Gallery Label
Figure depicting Neptune Made at the factory of John Dwight, Fulham, England, about 1673-75 Hand-modelled stoneware C.393-1920 Part of the Dwight family heirlooms discovered at the Fulham Pottery in 1861(23/05/2008)
Object history
Part of the Dwight family heirlooms discovered at the Fulham Pottery in 1861.
Subject depicted
Summary
Soon after founding his pottery, John Dwight experimented with the manufacture of ambitious busts and figures. Unlike most ceramic sculptures, these were modelled

by hand, rather than made in moulds, and would have been costly one-off productions.

The figure of Neptune has been deliberately fired dark brown in imitation of bronze.
Bibliographic Reference
See Ceramics and Glass Section Object Information File held in Ceramics and Glass Section office
Collection
Accession Number
C.393-1920

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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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