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Mars

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:190-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 4

Physical description

Figure, in soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, of Mars clad in a cuirass with gilt scales over a turquoise-blue tunic, a white cloak hanging from his shoulders, a purple helmet with white plume, and buskins; he stands holding a sword in his left hand with a purple standard, a shield, drum and cannon-ball at his feet; supported on a rococo scrolled base

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 35.6 cm

Object history note

One of a pair with 414:190/A-1885 (Sch. I 303A)
The pair was purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Mrs Haliburton, Richmond, for £30 in June 1874
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Descriptive line

Figure in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, of Mars clad in a cuirass with gilt scales and standing holding a sword in his left hand, Derby porcelain factory, ca. 1765.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Cannon; Drum; Shields (armor); Sword; Man; Cuirasses

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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