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Title

Urania

circa 1765


Artist

Chelsea

England

1744 - 1769


About

Urania is the muse of astronomy and hence holds a celestial globe. The figure is from a set of nine muses modelled by Joseph Willems. Two full sets are known, one in the Bearsted collection at Upton House, Warwickshire. ‘A most magnificent Set of Muses on ornamented pedestals of the Chelsea porcelain’ was offered for sale by the jewellers Norris and Shepherd of Cornhill, London, in an advertisement run by the Daily Advertiser on 13 April 1761.


Details


Date

circa 1765


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

39.0 x 15.0 x 15.0 cm :

a - Urania; 29.9 x 14.3 x 13.9 cm

b - base; 10.6 x 15 x 15 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.108.a-b


Artist information

Chelsea

Works in the collection

23


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 58 (colour illus.). cat.no. 70