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Figure - Discretion

Discretion

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:410-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 3

Physical description

Figure in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of Discretion, symbolised by a nude Cupid with a loose scarf thrown round his body, and he stands on a rocky mound covered with flowering plants and shells beside a gilt-edged urn hung with festoons supported on a square pedestal, and he has his quiver slung on his left shoulder and is raising his forefinger to his lips.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm

Object history note

One of a pair with 414:410/A-1885 (Sch. I 344A)
The pair was purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Miss Haliburton, Isleworth, for £5 in 1869

Descriptive line

Figure in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of Discretion, symbolised by a nude Cupid standing beside an urn, made by William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1775.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bradshaw, Peter. Derby Porcelain Figures 1750-1848. London: Faber & Faber, 1990. 180 p., pl.139.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Quiver; Urns; Shells; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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