Skip to content

Collection

An image of Neptune or Water by Bow
Alternate image of Neptune or Water by Bow Alternate image of Neptune or Water by Bow

Bow

(England 1744 – 1776)

Title
Neptune or Water
Year
circa 1752-circa 1755
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

19.6 x 11.2 x 9.6 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.79
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The model is attributable to the anonymous artist known as the ‘Muses modeller’. The figure would originally have formed part of a set of the four elements, water being represented by Neptune, god of the sea. The Bow set was later reissued on rococo scrollwork bases.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 46 (colour illus.). cat.no. 47