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  • Place of origin:

    Bow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1753 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 2, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure group of a fortune-teller and a girl in white glazed soft-paste porcelain. They stand, with the bearded man on the left bending over the outstretched right hand of the girl. He wears flowing classical draperies. Irregular rock base.

Place of Origin

Bow (made)


ca. 1750-1753 (made)


Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain


Height: 18.1 cm

Object history note

The design is taken from the print 'La Bonne Aventure', engraved by P. Aveline after François Boucher

Descriptive line

Figure group of a fortune-teller and a girl in white glazed soft-paste porcelain, Bow Porcelain Factory, Bow, ca. 1750-1753

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

Bradshaw, Peter. Bow Porcelain Figures, circa 1748-1774. 1992, fig. 42
Gabszewicz, Anton. Made at New Canton . English Ceramic Circle, 2000, cat. 76
Adams, E. and Redstone, D. Bow Porcelain. London: Faber & Faber, revised edition, 1991, pl. 70

Production Note

Modelling attributed to the 'Muses Modeller'


Soft-paste porcelain



Subjects depicted

Girl; Man


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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