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Figure - La Nourrice

La Nourrice

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1749-1752 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 5

Physical description

Figure, in white soft-paste porcelain, of a wet nurse with a child, and she is dressed in a 16th century costume and, seated on a low pedestal, with the child wrapped in swaddling clothes on her lap.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1749-1752 (made)


Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

An anchor in relief on an applied oval medallion


Height: 19.4 cm

Object history note

Copied from one of the statuettes made at Avon, near Fontainebleau, late in the 16th century, from a model attributed to Bertélémy de Blénod.
Given to Lady Charlotte Schreiber by Lord Fortescue in November 1868

Descriptive line

Figure, in white soft-paste porcelain, of a wet nurse with a child on her lap, made by Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1749-1752



Subjects depicted

Child; Nurse maid


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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