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Title

Sweetmeat container with male monkey


Artist

Bow

England

1744 - 1776


About

The theme of monkeys dressed as humans engaging in human activities was an unfailing source of amusement to the 18th century. The Bow figures are said to be based on Meissen prototypes. The impressed mark ‘T’ (sometimes ‘To’) also occurs on Worcester, Plymouth and Bristol figures and is possibly that of a repairer named Toulouse or ‘Tebo’ (the latter presumably an anglicised form of the French name Thibault). See also Sweetmeat container with female monkey (L2012.88).


Details


Date

circa 1758-circa 1762


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

13.2 x 11.1 x 11.4 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.89


Artist information

Bow

Works in the collection

17


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 49 (colour illus.). cat.no. 53

Josephine Touma, Look, 'Porcelain's powerful potential', pg.32-33, Sydney, Nov 2012, 33 (colour illus.).