14.7 x 10.4 x 12.5 cm
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.
Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection 2012, Sydney, 2012, 50 (colour illus.). cat.no. 54