manufacturer: Derby porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848)

circa 1760
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figure of Diana the Huntress holding a quiver and arrows, on a scrolled base. standing in flowing robes drawing an arrow from a quiver on her back and holding a bow (missing) in her left hand. A hound sits at her feet where bocage comprising of green leaves and blue and yellow flowers sprouts behind it and at her feet. Her robes are decorated with gilt foliate sprays, red florets with (mostly) eleven petals and ringed with green dots numbering variously twelve and thirteen, blue roundels with central motifs and a ground of yellow dots. The robes are secured at her waist with a green sash. Back of robe painted a pale green. The base is of rococo form and features green and puce colouring and gilded. Diana is the Goddess of Hunting and the Moon, thus she is featured here with a moon in her headdress and her dog at her feet. quiver of arrows and her bow (missing a bow which would have been made of metal because a porcelain would have been too vulnerable). Made at the height of the Rococo period, has typical Derby patch marks on the base-these were of clay put on to the base to create feet to keep it elevated in the kiln and to prevent sticking to the kiln-they were broken off when the piece was recovered from the kiln. This continued until 1772 when the incision of numbers was placed on the bottom. these pieces feature a muddy green colour which was typical of this period.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Derby porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848)
Production place
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Production date
circa 1760
circa 1770
Media description
porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration
310 x 145 x 155 mm
Measurement details
height: 310mm
width: 145mm
depth: 155mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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