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Figure group - Time clipping the wings of Love
  • Time clipping the wings of Love
    Derby Porcelain factory
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Time clipping the wings of Love

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:409-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Group in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of Time clipping the wings of Love, and Time is seated on a pedestal of masonry with flowered drapery thrown round his waist, and holds Cupid on his knee, and at his feet on the scrolled base, are a scythe, hour-class, crown, sceptre, terrestrial globe, skull, and Cupid's quiver.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 22.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Lissauer, Hamburg, for £4 10 shillings in October 1880

Descriptive line

Figure group in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of Time clipping the wings of Love, Derby Porcelain factory., Derby, ca. 1775.

Production Note

Label - adapted from the mezzotint by Charles Phillips, dated 1772, after a painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Sceptre; Hour-glass; Wings; Quivers; Globe; Skull (skeleton component); Crown

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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