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Figure - Bust of Hercules

Bust of Hercules

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (possibly, made)
    Wirksworth (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)
    Wirksworth Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.1418-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 1

Physical description

Bust of Hercules in soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. He wears a lion's skin round his head. Openwork pedestal picked out with enamels and gold.

Place of Origin

Derby (possibly, made)
Wirksworth (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)
Wirksworth Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm

Descriptive line

Bust of Hercules in soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, or possibly Wirksworth, ca. 1775

Production Note

Label - Chelsea-Derby.
This model has been tentatively attributed to the Wirksworth Porcelain Factory by Gaye Blake Roberts in her article Wirksworth -- The Elusive Manufactory, Derby Porcelain International Society, no. 6 (2009), p. 28.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Openwork

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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