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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1835 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr John George Joicey

  • Museum number:

    C.1304-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 14, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure in porcelain painted with enamels and gilded of a Turkish man seated smoking a hookah. He wears a white turban round a red fez, a long pink cloak spotted with purple, trimmed with ermine and lined with blue. Gilt underclothing appears beneath it and round his waist is a wine-coloured sash supporting a yellow kirtle. He wears baggy trousers striped with white, blue and gold, and caught in at the ankle by a gold bangle. At his feet are red shoes with turned-up toes. He is sitting with crossed legs on a square cushion and smoking a hookah which stands on the corner of the cushion on his left. The cushion is set upon a high square gilt-edged pedestal with four scrolled feet rising into gilt masks.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1835 (made)

Artist/maker

Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

A crown and 'BLOOR DERBY'
Written in red

Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm

Descriptive line

Figure in porcelain painted with enamels and gilded of a Turkish man seated smoking a hookah, Derby Porcelain factory, Derby, ca. 1835.

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

Twitchett, John. Derby Porcelain. London : Barrie & Jenkins, 1980. 253 p.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Man; Smoking; Mask; Cushion; Hookah

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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