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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1864 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evans, J. B. (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 19, shelf 8

Physical description

Plaque of porcelain, painted in enamel colours with arabesque group of two sphinxes and a central seated figure; copy after Lucas van Leyden.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1864 (made)


Evans, J. B. (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted in enamels


Height: 15.2 cm, Width: 22.9 cm

Object history note

Prize object in the Society of Arts Exhibition, 1864. Won (workmanship competition section) 1st prize of £5. Bought for 10 guineas.

Descriptive line

Plaque, porcelain painted in enamels, by J. B. Evans (after Lucas van Leyden), England, ca. 1864

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

Burlington Magazine, Volume CXXXV, No. 1083, June 1993.


Porcelain; Enamel



Subjects depicted

Arabesques; Sphinxes


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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