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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1840-1853 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cocker, George (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain on an alabaster base

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 14, shelf 7

Physical description

Bust of a woman, biscuit porcelain. She wears a low necked dress, tightly fitted. Her shoulders are covered by a fringed shawl, the fringe and the elaborate incised. The hair is worn in ringlets at the side of the face but is mostly covered by a cap with a rolled edge framing the face. The bust is attached to an alabaster base. The paste is dry and granular.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1840-1853 (made)


Cocker, George (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain on an alabaster base

Marks and inscriptions

'by D. Cocker / 8 Chenies Street' signed on the back
D. Cocker was one of George Cocker's two sons who helped him with his business which was established in 1840 and continued until 1853 when George Cocker returend to the Potteries to work for Herbert Minton.


Height: 17.6 cm

Object history note

Bought for £30 with C.266-1976, a companion bust of a man.

Descriptive line

Bust of a woman, biscuit porcelain on an alabaster base, Workshop of George Cocker, London, England, 1840-53

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

Haslem, John, The Old Derby China Works, London: G. Bell, 1876, p. 159.

Production Note

Made by the workshop of George Cocker at 8 Chenies Street, London, WC 1.


Biscuit; Alabaster

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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