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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1759-1769 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:194/A-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure, of soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and slightly gilded, of a shepherdess standing beside a flowering tree stump on a rococo scrolled base decorated with applied flowers and foliage; she has a lamb by her side, and holds a rose in her right hand and a basket of flowers under her left arm; she wears a hat with feathers, loose red drapery over her left shoulder, a crimson bodice, white apron, and turquoise-blue skirt caught up by her right hand so as to display a flowered petticoat, and red shoes.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1759-1769 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

An anchor
In gold

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm

Object history note

One of a pair with shepherd 414:194-1885 (Sch. I 199)
The pair was purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Cavalle or Cavallo, London, for £20 in 1867

Descriptive line

Figure, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and slightly gilded, of a shepherdess standing beside a flowering tree stump with a lamb by her side, Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1759-1769

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Shepherdesses; Flowers; Lambs

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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