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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Bow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.168-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A, shelf 3

Physical description

Figure in soft-paste porcelain of a young boy drinking, allegorical of Taste, and seated astride a barrel with a wine-glass raised in his right hand and bottle in his left. Rocky base.

Place of Origin

Bow (made)

Date

ca. 1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm

Object history note

From a set of the Five Senses. Figure is similar to the figure of the Meissen group known as 'The German Bacchus', stated to have been the modelled by Schönheit in 1770. It seems probable that his Bacchus was based on an earlier model by Kändler from which the Bow and Plymouth figures may also have been borrowed.

Descriptive line

Figure in soft-paste porcelain of a young boy drinking and seated astride a barrel with a wine-glass raised in his right hand, Bow Porcelain Factory, Bow, ca. 1755.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Subjects depicted

Glass; Barrel; Boy; Wine

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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