Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1758-62 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:227-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A, shelf 1

Physical description

Figure, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, of a South American parrot perched with a fruit in its claws on the stump of a tree, which is supported on a three-footed base decorated with purple scrolls.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1758-62 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Dimensions

Height: 18.4 cm

Object history note

One of a pair with 414:227/A-1885 (Sch. I 67A)
The pair was purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Saunders' sale, Christie's, for £18 in May 1875.
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.
The pair was copied from parrots made at the Meissen factory and first modelled by J.J. Kändler in 1741

Descriptive line

Figure, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, of a South American parrot perched with a fruit in its claws on the stump of a tree, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, London, ca. 1758-62

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

Bradshaw, Peter. Bow Porcelain Figures, circa 1748-1774. 1992, fig. 182

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Parrots

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.

Ajax-loader