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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Figure

ca. 1753-1755 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Figure group, of soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, of a naked boy on a galloping horse with a dog; he sits on a lion's skin thrown over the horse's back; they are supported on an oblong base with rounded ends, on which are applied flowers and foliage


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels
Brief Description
Figure group, of soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, of a naked boy on a galloping horse with a dog, made by Vauxhall porcelain factory, London, ca. 1753-55
Physical Description
Figure group, of soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, of a naked boy on a galloping horse with a dog; he sits on a lion's skin thrown over the horse's back; they are supported on an oblong base with rounded ends, on which are applied flowers and foliage
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.9cm
  • Length: 18.4cm
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Kerridge, London, for £5 in November 1873.

Acquired as Bow porcelain.
Production
Previously attributed to Longton Hall. The model is copied from a seventeenth century bronze of Cupid galloping on horseback attributed to Francesco Fanelli, who was active in England ca. 1610-42 (Arthur Lane, English Porcelain Figures of the Eighteenth Century, 1961, pp. 38 and 117 and pl. 81B)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Arthur Lane, English Porcelain Figures of the Eighteenth Century, 1961, pp. 38 and 117 and pl. 81B
Other Number
Sch. I 440 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:30-1885

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record createdJanuary 14, 2009
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