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Title

Abess seated reading the divine office

circa 1760


Artist

Bow

England

1744 - 1776


About

Along with other English factories such as Chelsea, Derby, Longton Hall and Liverpool, Bow produced a number of figures of catholic monks and nuns based on prototypes modelled at Meissen by Kändler. The present figure of an abbess was issued with a companion of a novice holding a large holy book in both hands. The same figure could also be adapted as a monk.


Details


Date

circa 1760


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

14.7 x 10.4 x 12.5 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.90


Artist information

Bow

Works in the collection

17


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 50 (colour illus.). cat.no. 54