Pipe Stopper

ca. 1760 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pipe stopper of porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, in the form of a boy drinking and wearing a white hat, pink coat with green facings, blue apron, and red breeches, and he sits on a barrel with a foaming tankard in his hands, and at his feet are a dog and a sheet of music, and the lower part is decorated with rings of gilding.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted with enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Pipe stopper of porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, in the form of a boy sitting on a barrel with a foaming tankard in his hand, made by Chelsea porcelain factory, London, ca. 1760
Physical Description
Pipe stopper of porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, in the form of a boy drinking and wearing a white hat, pink coat with green facings, blue apron, and red breeches, and he sits on a barrel with a foaming tankard in his hands, and at his feet are a dog and a sheet of music, and the lower part is decorated with rings of gilding.
Dimensions
  • Height: 8.9cm
  • Width: 3.2cm
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Willson, London, for £5 10 [?] shillings in January 1875.

Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Previously identified as a cane handle and attributed to Bow, where this model was also produced. .
Subjects depicted
Other Number
Sch. I 96 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:304-1885

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdDecember 11, 2008
Record URL