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Figure - Water

Water

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    1772-1775 (modelled)

  • 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:

    414:731/C-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 Water represented by a woman with a wreath of rushes and a flowered mantle wrapped around her; she stands on a shell-shaped base and holds up a net full of fish in her right hand whilst her left rests on the rim of an overturned urn from which water is flowing; three fish lie on the base at her feet

Place of Origin

Bristol (made)

Date

1772-1775 (modelled)

Artist/maker

Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'T°' [Impressed]
The mark of the 'repairer', traditionally identified as 'Tebo' but possibly John Toulouse or another

Dimensions

Height: 25.1 cm

Object history note

One of four figures, emblematic of the Elements, with 414:731/ to C-1885 (Sch. I 743 to C)
Lady Charlotte Schreiber purchased three of these figures from Heigham or Higham, London, for £24 in July 1868 and the fourth from Wareham, London, for £10 10 shillings in July 1871

Descriptive line

Figure, in hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, of Water represented by a woman with a wreath of rushes and her left hand rests on the rim of an overturned urn from which water is flowing, made by Bristol porcelain factory, Bristol, modelled 1772-1775

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Fish; Urn; Woman; Water; Four elements

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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