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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1758-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Helena Hill

  • Museum number:

    C.40-1944

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 5

Physical description

Figure of a man, one of a pair of figures in arbours, forming taper-sticks. He is seated, holding up a black mask, wearing a gold and red flowered white jacket, turquoise green breeches, pink boots and a fur hat, in a rococo arbour covered with white flowers; rococo-scrolled base picked out in gold and decorated with applied flowers. Loop handle at the back.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1758-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

An anchor, in gold

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm, Width: 14.0 cm

Object history note

One of a pair of figures (C.40, 41-1944) in arbours, forming taper-sticks.

Descriptive line

Figure of a man, one of a pair forming taper-sticks, soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt; Chelsea Porcelain Factory, England (London), ca. 1758-70

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Man; Arbours

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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