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Title

Urania

circa 1765

Artist

Chelsea

England

1744 - 1769

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1765
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    soft-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    39.0 x 15.0 x 15.0 cm :

    a - Urania, 29.9 x 14.3 x 13.9 cm

    b - base, 10.6 x 15 x 15 cm

    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.108.a-b
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Chelsea

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  • About

    Urania is the muse of astronomy and hence holds a celestial globe. The figure is from a set of nine muses modelled by Joseph Willems. Two full sets are known, one in the Bearsted collection at Upton House, Warwickshire. ‘A most magnificent Set of Muses on ornamented pedestals of the Chelsea porcelain’ was offered for sale by the jewellers Norris and Shepherd of Cornhill, London, in an advertisement run by the Daily Advertiser on 13 April 1761.

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