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FIGURINE OF CHARITY

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FIGURINE OF CHARITY

Made by: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: Marjorie Post's Bedroom Hall


About this object

The statuette represents Charity as depicted with a Mother and three children. Typically there are two children. The mother is seated on a white stump holding a nursing infant in a pink blanket. She wears a flat scarf on her head. She also wears a yellow cloak, and a blue dress with red flowers. One child stands at the left, and the other is seated at the right. Both are nude except for small loincloths. They stand on a high base with four white scroll feet touched with magenta. The base is decorated with four flower clusters in high relief.

Category:
ceramics, english
Object name:
FIGURINE OF CHARITY
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
ENGLAND: Longton, Staffordshire
Date made:
ca. 1760
Size:
16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.128
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973