figure group

manufacturer: Derby Porcelain Manufactory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848);  manufacturer: William Duesbury & Co.; 

circa 1773-circa 1775
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figure group of painting and sculpture, modelled as two putti, one standing holding a sculptors mallet and chisel, and resting his elbow on a bust, the other seated drawing on a pad, on a rocky base. The figure group is part of a set of seven figure groups in Derby’s bisque porcelain representing the Arts and Sciences are each modelled as two putti on a rocky base, demonstrating each attribute.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Derby Porcelain Manufactory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848)
manufacturer: William Duesbury & Co.
Production place
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Production date
circa 1773-circa 1775
Media description
bisque porcelain, (soft-paste porcelain, fired once, unglazed)
158 x 65 x 89 mm
Measurement details
height: 158mm
width: 65mm
depth: 89mm
Credit line
purchased with funds provided by TJC Ambassador, Mr Andrew Dixon, Melbourne, 2019
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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