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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Bow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.174-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 2, shelf 5

Physical description

Figure in soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels of a standing woman, symbolising Europe, in the garb of Minerva supporting a shield charged with a red cross. A breastplate is on the ground by her side. Figure stands on a high openwork base with four scrolled supports. At the back is a flowering bush.

Place of Origin

Bow (made)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Dimensions

Height: 14.3 cm

Object history note

From a set of the Four Continents.

Descriptive line

Figure in soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels of a standing woman, symbolising Europe, in the garb of Minerva, Bow Porcelain Factory, Bow, ca. 1765.

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

Anton Gabszewicz, Bow Porcelain: the Collection formed by Geoffrey Freeman. (1982), cat. 239

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamels

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Shield; Woman

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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