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Water

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Berlin (made)

  • Date:

    1761-1763 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meyer, Friedrich Elias (modeller)
    Gotzkowsky's porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Mrs Nancy Valpy

  • Museum number:

    C.252-1976

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case R, shelf 1

Physical description

Figure of a girl barefoot, representing Water, in hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels. She is on a rocaille base, supported against a tree stump. She is about to move forward and turns her head to look back over her right shoulder, gesturing with her arm as though inviting someone to follow her. She holds a tankard from which water is spilling over. She wears a pale yellow sleeveless bodice edged and laced in dark purple over a white blouse, a pale orange skirt and pink petticoat both kilted up round her hips with a yellow sash and hemmed in purple. Her hair is caught up in a knot on her head, and tied with a yellow ribbon, and partly covered with a large scarf with a purple hem. Three-sided rocaille base is moulded with scrolls, acanthus leaves and water, and is picked out in beige and pale green.

Place of Origin

Berlin (made)

Date

1761-1763 (made)

Artist/maker

Meyer, Friedrich Elias (modeller)
Gotzkowsky's porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

A stroke
Incised on the base

Dimensions

Height: 23.4 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of a girl, representing Water, in hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, modelled by F.E. Meyer, Gotzkowsky's porcelain factory, Berlin, 1761-1763.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Water; Rocaille; Tankard; Girl; Tree; Acanthus; Scrolls

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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