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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics


1904 (designed), 1913-1918 (made)
Place of origin

Porcelain female figure with a peacock

Object details

Object type
TitleAttendant (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Porcelain with under glaze and gilding
Brief description
Porcelain figure with peacock part of a group of figures that together form the bride's half of a table setting, designed by Adolf Amberg 1904 and made by the Royal Porcelain Factory Berlin 1913-1918
Physical description
Porcelain female figure with a peacock
Marks and inscriptions
  • Sceptre (printed in blue)
  • orb (printed in red)
  • '9443 MD' impressed
  • '140/821 52' (painted in black)
  • '59' (painted in purple)
Gallery label
PART OF A BRIDAL PROCESSION Porcelain with underglaze decoration GERMAN: designed by Adolph Amberg, about 1904-5 made by the Royal Porcelain Factory, Berlin; 1913-14 Designed originally for the wedding of the German Crown Prince in 1905 and continued in production for some years thereafter C.175 & A-C-1996, C.84 & A-E-1987
Object history
This figure is part of a group which forms the bride's half of a table setting designed to celebrate the crown Prince's wedding in 1905. The Groom was depicted as a mounted Roman warrior and was accompanied, like the bride with appropriate attendants. A small number of full settings were made from 1905 and individual figures continued in production until the late 1930's. The painted decoration varies considerably in design, elaboration, richness and choice of colours and gilding
Bibliographic reference
V&A Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information File
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Record createdJanuary 15, 2008
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