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Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Berlin (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Müller, Johann George (modeller)
    Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Herbert Allen (Maude Louise Allen)

  • Museum number:

    C.86-1922

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 20, shelf 5

Physical description

Figure group in biscuit porcelain of Vulcan discovering the amours of Mars and Venus. Mars is about to embrace Venus who sits with two doves at her feet. Behind stands Vulcan with his right arm extended and a hammer in his left hand. Oval base, on the edge of which are the words 'Mars et Venus'.

Place of Origin

Berlin (made)

Date

ca. 1790 (made)

Artist/maker

Müller, Johann George (modeller)
Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

A sceptre
In blue

'B'
Impressed

'42'
Incised

'Mars et Venus'
Incised on the edge of the base

Dimensions

Height: 22.2 cm

Descriptive line

Figure group in biscuit porcelain of Vulcan discovering the amours of Mars and Venus, probably modelled by Johann George Müller, Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin, Berlin, ca. 1790.

Materials

Biscuit

Subjects depicted

Hammer; Doves

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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