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Etui or bodkin case and cover
  • Etui or bodkin case and cover
    Chelsea Porcelain factory
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Etui or bodkin case and cover

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755-1756 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with gold mounts

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:263/&A-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 7 []

Physical description

Etui and cover of porcelain with gold mounts, representing Daphne turning into a laurel, and she is holding up her arms and looking backwards over her right shoulder, and her lower limbs have changed into the trunks of the tree, and leaves are sprouting from her head.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1755-1756 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with gold mounts

Dimensions

Height: 13.3 cm, Diameter: 2.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Willson, London, for £6 in February 1876

Descriptive line

Etui or bodkin case and cover of porcelain with gold mounts, representing Daphne turning into a laurel, made by Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1755-1756

Materials

Porcelain; Gold

Techniques

Mounted

Subjects depicted

Woman; Laurel

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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