manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (estab. circa 1747, closed 1776);  after: Edme Bouchardon; 

circa 1752-circa 1754
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figure of a female cook or kitchen-hand holding a meat joint on a circular platter. She wears a long dress delicately painted with polychrome flowers, a chemise with the sleeves rolled to her elbows and a tied headscarf covering her hair. She holds the hot platter with the aid of her apron. Applied moulded flowers decorate her bodice, shoes and the base. The reverse of the base is inscribed with the upper case letter "B" and has a square aperture designed to house a metal candleholder. the source of the figure is the "Cris de Paris" series by Edme Bouchardon, 1737, a drawing in the British Museum. Restored, made to be mounted as a candelabrum.
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manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (estab. circa 1747, closed 1776)
after: Edme Bouchardon
Production place
Bow, London, England
Production date
circa 1752-circa 1754
Media description
polychrome, polychrome enamel decoration
170 x 80 x 90 mm
Measurement details
height: 170mm
width: 80mm
depth: 90mm
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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