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Beaker

Beaker

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (painter)
    Kauffman, Angelica, born 1741 - died 1807 (artist)
    Chamberlain & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.539-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 15, shelf 6

Physical description

Beaker of porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Inverted truncated cone-shaped. Figure-subjects of Beauty, Sappho and Europa are painted in grey monochrome in one large and two smaller medallions which are set amidst a diaper of gilt rosettes and flowers in rectangular panels with a pale salmon-red ground. The panels are separated by broad vertical dark brown bands. Inscribed below the figure-subjects are their respective titles.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1820 (made)

Artist/maker

Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (painter)
Kauffman, Angelica, born 1741 - died 1807 (artist)
Chamberlain & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'BEAUTY'
Inscribed below the figure-subject

'SAPPHO'
Inscribed below the figure-subject

'EUROPA'
Inscribed below the figure-subject

'Chamberlains Worcester'
Written in gold

Dimensions

Height: 10.8 cm

Object history note

The large figure-subject is taken from a painting by Angelica Kauffmann entitled 'Beauty directed by Prudence rejects with Scorn the Solicitations of Folly', of which an engraving by J.M. Delattre was published in 1783.

Descriptive line

Beaker of porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, painted by Thomas Baxter, Chamberlain & Co., Worcester, ca. 1820.

Materials

Porcelain; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Medallion; Diaper; Rosette; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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