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Teapot and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Bow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1757-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in purplish-brown enamel and painted in coloured enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:113/&A-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Teapot and cover of soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in purplish-brown enamel and painted in coloured enamels

Place of Origin

Bow (made)

Date

ca. 1757-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in purplish-brown enamel and painted in coloured enamels

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm, Diameter: 15.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Emerson Norman, Norwich, for £5 in May 1869

Probably made about the same time of Frederick the Great's successes in the Seven Year's War, and his convention with England in 1756 against France and her Allies.
The bust of Frederick II is copied with slight modifications from a portrait at one time in the possession of Graf von Hochberg, at Rohnstock, painted by Antoine Pesne and engraved by J.G. Wille.
Cyril Cook in his Life and Work of Robert Hancock attributed the print to Robert Hancock, the engraver who worked for the Worcester porcelain factory and until recently this attribution was generally accepted.

Descriptive line

Teapot and cover of soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in purplish-brown enamel and painted in coloured enamels, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, Bow, ca. 1757-1760

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

Watney, B. Notes on Bow Transfer Printing. English Ceramic Circle Transactions. 1972, vol. 8, part 2.
Guy-Jones, Gordon & Sue. Bow Porcelain, On-glaze Prints and their Sources. English Ceramics Circle, 2013 See no. 45 for this print used on a mug entitled 'The Prussian Hero'. The source painting of King Frederick II of Prussia (1740-1786) by Antoine Pesne (1683-1757) is illustrated fig. 45B. The authors refute the connection to Hancock: 'Cyril Cook in his Life and Work of Robert Hancock attributed this engraving and that of the Prussian Hero No. 2 to Robert Hancock. This seems unlikely as it does not appear to be in his normal style, nor are the accompanying designs.'

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Portraits; Fame, personified; Soldiers; Leaves; King; Flowers; Cupid

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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