figure

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

circa 1780
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Description
figure of Neptune standing atop a rococo base encrusted with coral, shells, seaweed, etc., a brass trident in his left hand. Behind him at his feet lies a dolphin, water gushing from it's mouth. Neptune's right hand clutches at flowing robes and he wears a gold eight pointed crown. Pearlware figure with a mythological theme which features Neptune, holding a trident (lost) with a dolphin and seashells and seaweed applied to the base, stood on a rococo base. Multi-coloured version. Decorated 'in the round'-decoration to front and reverse. Open bottomed.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Derby porcelain factory (estab. circa 1748, closed 1848)
Production place
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Production date
circa 1780
Media description
Pearlware
Measurements
195 x 100 mm
Measurement details
height: 195mm
width: 100mm
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
Accession number
A0574

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