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Seal

Seal

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1758-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels, and with a carnelian intaglio and gold mounting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:314-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Seal of porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a shepherd boy playing a pipe, with a lamb lying at his feet, and a carnelian intaglio of Cupid with an altar and two hearts, and set with gold mounting in the base.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1758-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels, and with a carnelian intaglio and gold mounting

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm approx.

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Lewy, Berlin, for £2 in May 1878

Descriptive line

Seal of porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a shepherd boy playing a pipe, with a lamb lying at his feet, and a carnelian intaglio of Cupid, made by Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1758-1770

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Barrett, Franklin A. & Arthur L. Thorpe. Derby Porcelain, 1750-1848. London: Faber & Faber, 1971.

Materials

Porcelain; Carnelian; Gold

Techniques

Painted; Mounted; Intaglio

Subjects depicted

Lambs; Reedpipes; Shepherds

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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