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Figure - Earth

Earth

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1772 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:732-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 12, shelf 4

Physical description

Figure, in hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, of Earth represented as a young husband-man with eyes, eyebrows, and nostrils picked out in black, and lips in red; he wears a cloak thrown back from his shoulders over a sleeveless flowered tunic with gold spots and gold lines round the edges, and purple sandals; he stands beside a tree-stump with his left foot raised on the blade of a spade, on the handle of which rests both his hands; at his feet is an overturned basket of fruit and vegetables, with a rake and a hoe

Place of Origin

Bristol (made)

Date

ca. 1772 (made)

Artist/maker

Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 25.7 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Mrs Haliburton, Richmond, for £5 5 shillings in July 1868

Descriptive line

Figure, in hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, of Earth represented as a young husband-man, made by Bristol porcelain factory, Bristol, ca. 1772

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Spade; Basket; Fruit; Man; Rakes; Hoes

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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