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Figure - The Toper

The Toper

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Plymouth (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Plymouth Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:694/A-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 12, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure, in hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, of a young woman reclining upon a tree trunk; she is supported on a high base with symmetrical leafy scrollwork in relief on the front, and on either side is a branch with applied flowers and foliage; she leans on a cask and raises a wine-glass to her lips with her right hand; she is dressed in a purple bodice, a flowered skirt, and red shoes, and she has a red plum in her hair.

Place of Origin

Plymouth (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Plymouth Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm

Object history note

One of a pair with 414:694-1885 (Sch. I 703)
Lady Charlotte Schreiber purchased these figures from Kerridge, London, for £6 10 shillings in January 1873

Descriptive line

Figure, in hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, of a young woman reclining upon a tree trunk and drinking wine, made by Plymouth Porcelain Factory, Plymouth, ca. 1770

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Wine glasses; Flowers; Cask; Woman

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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