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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Bow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755-60 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    C.241-1940

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure of Neptune, representing Water, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels. The bearded man stands with a jar under his left arm, and a red-tailed dolphin at his feet. He wears a yellow robe flowered in blue, lined with white flowers in crimson, and over his left arm is bright blue drapery. Mound base moulded with shells. From a set of the Four Elements

Place of Origin

Bow (made)

Date

ca. 1755-60 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted in enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of Neptune, representing the element Water, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, Bow Porcelain Factory, Bow, ca. 1755-60

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

Anton Gabszewicz, Bow Porcelain: the Collection formed by Geoffrey Freeman (1982), cat. 229
Bradshaw, Peter. Bow Porcelain Figures, circa 1748-1774. 1992, figs. 94-95

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Jar; Shell; Dolphin

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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