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  • Place of origin:

    Brunswick (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fürstenberg Porcelain (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Alfred Spero

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 20, shelf 6

Physical description

Group of hard-paste porcelain. On a high, scrolled rococo base, from folds of which appear a wyvern, a snake and a lion, is seated a female figure, perhaps intended to represent Hope. A mark against her leg suggests that she held a spear in her now damaged right hand.

Place of Origin

Brunswick (made)


ca. 1760 (made)


Fürstenberg Porcelain (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

A crossed Z, painted in black


Height: 19.4 cm

Descriptive line

Group, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, Fürstenberg Porcelain, Brunswick, Germany, ca. 1760

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

Ducret, Siegfried. Unknown porcelain of the late 18th century. Frankfurt am Main, L. Woeller Verlag, 1956, Plate 3.

Production Note

Previously attribted to perphas Pfalz-Zweibrücken porcelain factory on the register.


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Wyvern; Snakes; Lions


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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