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Patch-box

Patch-box

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1749-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Charles Gouyn's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels, copper painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:277-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Patch-box of porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a lady's face, and with an attached cover of copper painted with enamels with a looking-glass inside and gilt metal mounts, and the lady is wearing a white cap with a crimson feather on the front and a yellow bow to fasten it under the chin, and the enamel cover is painted with sprays of flowers.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1749-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Charles Gouyn's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels, copper painted with enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm, Length: 4.1 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Willson, London, for £8 in September 1882.
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Descriptive line

Patch-box of porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a lady's face, and with an attached cover of copper painted with enamels, made by Charles Gouyn's factory, London, ca. 1749-1760

Materials

Porcelain; Copper

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Woman

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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