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Figure - Britannia


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1763 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled in colours and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Major General H. G. D. Scott

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 4

Physical description

Figure of Britannia, stands on a scrolled rococo base among the implements of war, with her weight on the left foot and her head turned half left. She wears helmet, cuirass, girt-up skirt, and rests her left hand on an oval shield. To her left stands a lion; behind her on her right is a globe with the white ensign leaning over it.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1763 (made)


William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled in colours and gilt


Height: 35.6 cm

Descriptive line

Figure, Britannia, soft-paste porcelain enamelled in colours and gilt, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1763


Soft paste porcelain


Enamelled; Glazed; Gilt


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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