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Collection

An image of Girl fish seller by Bow

Bow

(England 1744 – 1776)

Title
Girl fish seller
Year
circa 1755-1760
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

15.1 x 8.6 x 8.0 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.85
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

This figure and the boy fish seller (L2012.86) are based on Meissen figures modelled by Kändler and/or Eberlein c1748. In Bow examples the boy sometimes has a hat. Both the Bow figures have a square hole at the back probably intended to hold metal branches bearing porcelain flowers and/or candle sconces.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 48 (colour illus.). cat.no. 51