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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    St Petersburg (Russia) (made)

  • Date:

    middle of 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kornilov porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss W. H. Tweedie

  • Museum number:

    C.597-1920

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 29, shelf 3

Physical description

Porcelain figure of a monkey playing a hurdy-gurdy, standing, wearing a long robe strewn with small green flowers, and lilac band down the back; white-frilled cap. The base is moulded with rococo scrolls picked out in gilt and painted green.

Place of Origin

St Petersburg (Russia) (made)

Date

middle of 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Kornilov porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'Korniloff' (in Russian characters) under the Imperial arms
Printed in black

Dimensions

Height: 14.3 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of a monkey playing a hurdy-gurdy, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, Kornilov porcelain factory, St Petersburg, Russia, middle of 19th century

Materials

Hard paste porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Monkeys; Hurdy-gurdies

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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