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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1756-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vauxhall porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot

  • Museum number:

    C.74-1938

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case E, shelf 1

Physical description

Figure of a goatherd, in soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, enamel colours and gilded. He is shown striding forward, a goat on his back, a (broken) staff in his right hand. He wears a black-starred pink waistcoat, gold-starred blue breeches and carries a yellow-lined pink cloak. High mound base with applied flowers and rococo scrolls picked out in yellowish green and pink.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1756-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Vauxhall porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 25.7 cm

Object history note

London, Amor, 1926.
Sometimes described as 'copying Meissen', but in fact adapted from a celebrated ancient Roman sculpture of a naked faun with a kid now in the Prado, Madrid (see References)

Descriptive line

Figure of a goatherd, in soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, enamels and gilded, made by Vauxhall porcelain factory, London, ca. 1756-60

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

Massey, Roger. 'Vauxhall Porcelain Figures', English Ceramic Circle Transactions, Vol. 25, 2014

Production Note

Previously attributed to Longton Hall

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Herdsmen

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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