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Figure - The Goddess Ceres

The Goddess Ceres

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • 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)


ca. 1765 (made)


Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


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.


Soft-paste porcelain


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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