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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1753-1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vauxhall porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:30-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 7

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

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1753-1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Vauxhall porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm, Length: 18.4 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Kerridge, London, for £5 in November 1873.
Acquired as Bow porcelain.

Descriptive line

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

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

Arthur Lane, English Porcelain Figures of the Eighteenth Century, 1961, pp. 38 and 117 and pl. 81B

Production Note

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)

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Dog (animal); Horse; Boy

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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