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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1752-1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot

  • Museum number:

    C.84-1938

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 5

Physical description

Figure of a beggar, soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels. He is standing, in a ragged white robe and breeches and black shoes, holding forward for alms in his right hand a black hat, containing a coin. Square base with the corners cut off and applied leaves and flowers.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1752-1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

An anchor, in red

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm

Object history note

London, Stoner & Evans, 1929. From the Dr. Statham Collection.

Descriptive line

Figure of a beggar, soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels, Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, about 1752-55.

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

Honey, W. B. Old English porcelain. London: Faber & Faber, 1948, Pl. 13A, p. 60.
Honey, W. B. Old English porcelain. London: Faber & Faber, 1977, Pl. 17a.
Bradshaw, Peter "18th century English Porcealin Figures, 1745-1795", in Antique Collector's Club, 1981, pp. 101, pl. 29.
Mallet, J.V.G.. Some Baroque sources of English ornamental porcelains A paper read at the weekend seminar Fire and Form – The Baroque and its influence on English Ceramics, c. 1660-1760, 26th-27th March 2011, published English Ceramics Circle, 2013, pp123-146. Illustrated with C.84A-1938 fig. 14, 131p. 'Pair of figures of Beggars, soft-paste porcelain, Chelsea, attributed to the modeller Joseph Willems, 1754-55.'

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Beggars

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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