manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (estab. circa 1747, closed 1776)

circa 1770
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figure of a man, from a pair Liberty and Matrimony, modelled as a figure of a man, Liberty, a pair to Matrimony modelled as a woman. The sportsman figure is modelled holding a bird aloft in his left hand whilst in his right hand he holds a nest full of birds. The figure is hand-painted with onglaze enamels, areas representing flesh have a buff enamel applied with orange red to the cheeks and lips. He wears a blue coat with yellow lining, orange red breeches with cartouches filled with flowers, puce shoes and a bried puce hat. The figure stands on amound sprigged with flowers and foliage painted in green, orange, blue and yellow with a bird’s nest painted in puce, filled with eggs. The figure is mounted on a moulded rococo base, that is highlighted with turquoise enamel and gilded. The moulded trunk supports the figure during firing and the squared hole controls air pressure during the firing to facilitate a perfect from the kiln, Evidence of chipped enamel on the figure’s coat. This is one of the pastoral figures originally copied from Meissen figures of circa 1752.
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manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (estab. circa 1747, closed 1776)
Production place
Bow, London, England
Production date
circa 1770
Media description
soft-paste porcelain
205 x 90 x 95 mm
Measurement details
height: 205mm
width: 90mm
depth: 95mm
Credit line
bequest of Alwynne Jona OAM, Melbourne 2013
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
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