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Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    1760-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Niedermeyer, Johann Joseph (modelled)
    Imperial Vienna Porcelain factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded

  • Museum number:

    48-1872

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 20, shelf 4

Physical description

Figure group of hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded. Neptune and (possibly) Amphitrite are seated on a rock under a tree with a Cupid pouring water from an urn. The dress of Amphitrite is decorated with sprays of flowers. The whole rests on a base ornamented with rococo scrolls in relief painted in pink and gold, and with applied flowers.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)

Date

1760-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Niedermeyer, Johann Joseph (modelled)
Imperial Vienna Porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

A shield with the arms of Austria
In blue

'23'
In red

'R'
Impressed

'51'
Incised

Dimensions

Height: 26.9 cm, Length: 13.9 cm base

Descriptive line

Figure group of hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded, Imperial Vienna Porcelain factory, Vienna, late 18th century

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded; Applied

Subjects depicted

Cupid; Flowers; Woman; Tree; Urn; Scrolls

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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