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An image of Vulcan or Fire by Bow
Alternate image of Vulcan or Fire by Bow

Bow

(England 1744 – 1776)

Title
Vulcan or Fire
Year
circa 1765-1770
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

22.0 x 12.9 x 10.2 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.92
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Without its rococo scrollwork base, this figure would belong to the same set of elements as Neptune (L2012.79). The base indicates that the piece comes from a later reissue of the set, adapted to the more flamboyant rococo taste of the 1760s. Fire is represented by the god Vulcan. The figures were originally modelled by the ‘Muses modeller’ from Meissen prototypes.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 46 (colour illus.), 51 (colour illus., detail). cat.no. 48