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Figure group - Group of cupids

Group of cupids

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    1784-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs James, in memory of her son, George Brooksbank-James FRCS

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 5

Physical description

Figure group in biscuit porcelain. Four cupids in hats stand with two dogs on a rocky base surrounding a tree. One has a gun and wallet, two others are playing a hunting horn and a pipe respectively, and the fourth rests his arm on a bird cage.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)


1784-1800 (made)


William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

'D' surmounted by a crown and crossed batons and six dots
Maker's mark incised on base

'N 251'
Figure model number incised on base

Incised on base


Height: 20.9 cm

Descriptive line

Figure group in biscuit porcelain, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, 1784-1800



Subjects depicted

Gun; Cupids; Birdcage; Tree; Horn; Dogs


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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