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Seal

Seal

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1749-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Charles Gouyn's 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:

    414:315-1885

  • 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 green parrot, and with a carnelian intaglio of the sun and a sunflower inscribed with the words 'AVOVS SEVELE', and the base is inscribed with 'DISCRET EN AMOUR', and set with gold mounting in the base.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1749-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Charles Gouyn's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

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

Marks and inscriptions

'AVOVS SEVELE'
On the carnelian intaglio

'DISCRET EN AMOUR'
Inscribed on the base

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm approx.

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Boasberg, Amsterdam, for £1 in March 1874.
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Descriptive line

Seal of porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a green parrot, and with a carnelian intaglio of the sun and a sunflower, made by Charles Gouyn's factory, London, ca. 1749-1760

Materials

Porcelain; Carnelian; Gold

Techniques

Painted; Mounted; Intaglio

Subjects depicted

Parrots; Sun; Sunflowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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