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Figure group - The Frog and the Ox
  • The Frog and the Ox
    Haffreingue porcelain factory
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The Frog and the Ox

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Boulogne (made)

  • Date:

    1857-1859 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Haffreingue porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Lt. Col. K. Dingwall, DSO with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 28, shelf 5

Physical description

Biscuit porcelain figure group; ox lying on ground looking down at frog directly in front. Integral raised base.

Place of Origin

Boulogne (made)


1857-1859 (made)


Haffreingue porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

An anchor and the intials 'H F' impressed on a seal

Object history note

Bought by the donor at Boulogne-sur-Mer

Descriptive line

Biscuit porcelain figure group illustrating the fable of the frog and the ox, Haffreingue porcelain factory, Boulogne, 1857-1859.

Production Note

Edouard and Firmin Haffreingue's factory; presumably modelled by Paul Coloméra, named by Tardy as the factory modeller.



Subjects depicted

Oxen; Frog (amphibian)


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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