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Title

Vulcan or Fire


Artist

Bow

England

1744 - 1776


About

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.


Details


Date

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


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, 46 (colour illus.), 51 (colour illus., detail). cat.no. 48