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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 2, shelf 6

Physical description

Statuette of soft-paste porcelain. A standing figure of a nun in a long robe and veil; circular base.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1750 (made)


Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain


Height: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of a nun, soft-paste porcelain, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, England (London), ca. 1750

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

Honey, W. B. Old English porcelain; a handbook for collectors London: Faber & Faber, 1948, pp. 83-84.

Production Note

The model has been attributed to the 'Muses Modeller'


Soft paste porcelain

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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