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Caritas (Charity)

  • Object:

    Group

  • Place of origin:

    Fürstenberg (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1759 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rombrich, Johann Christoph (modeller)
    Fürstenberg Porcelain (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Museum number:

    C.141-1930

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Group depicting Charity (Caritas) with putti, hard-paste porcelain. A woman, dressed in a head-cloth and flowered smock, seated on a high rococo base, giving suck to a child. Another child, naked, on her right; a third, clothed in a white shirt, on her left. A garland of flowers in natural colours hangs down in front of the base, which is outlined in yellow, with details in bluish-green.

Place of Origin

Fürstenberg (made)

Date

ca. 1759 (made)

Artist/maker

Rombrich, Johann Christoph (modeller)
Fürstenberg Porcelain (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Dimensions

Height: 19.4 cm

Descriptive line

Group depicting Charity (Caritas) with putti, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamel colours; modelled by Johann Christoph Rombrich, Germany, Fürstenberg Porcelain, ca. 1759.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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