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Figure group (children)
  • Figure group (children)
    Tournai porcelain factory
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Figure group (children)

  • Place of origin:

    Tournai (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tournai porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure group of two boys and two girls grouped round a tree on a rocky mound covered with flowering plants. One boy reaches up to a bird's nest on a branch with his knee on a cage, while a girl kneels with outstretched arms below. On the other side of tree the other boy leans forward, with a bird perched on this left hand, towards the second girl who kneels with extended arms. Another bird is perched on the rocks and a bagpipes are slung over one of the branches of the tree.

Place of Origin

Tournai (made)


ca. 1770 (made)


Tournai porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, glazed


Height: 30.5 cm, Width: 10.8 cm

Object history note

From a model attributed to Nicolas Lecreux.

Descriptive line

Figure group (children bird's-nesting), soft-paste porcelain, Tournai porcelain factory, Belgium, ca. 1770


Soft paste porcelain



Subjects depicted

Children; Trees; Birds


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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