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Figure - The Goddess Ceres

The Goddess Ceres

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    C.302-1940

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure of Ceres in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. She is standing barefoot, a bunch of flowers in her right hand, her left resting on a sheaf of corn and flowers held up by a naked boy besider her; tree stump with applied flowers. She wears a flowered white inner garment, pink-lined turquoise outer robe and headdress of ears of corn and flowers. Scrolled base picked out in turquoise and gilded.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 27.6 cm

Object history note

Catalogued on accession as a figure of Flora.

Descriptive line

Figure, The Goddess Ceres, soft-paste porcelain enamelled in colours and gilt, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1765

Production Note

Label - from Meissen model by J.F. Eberlein.

Materials

Soft-paste porcelain

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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