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Title

Woodcutter splitting logs with an axe

circa 1758-circa 1760

Artist

Bow

England

1744 - 1776

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1758-circa 1760
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    soft-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    13.9 x 5.4 x 9.6 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.87
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Bow

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  • About

    The figure was originally issued with a pair showing a seated man sawing timber. Both were copied from Meissen figures modelled by Kändler in 1745. Bow porcelain figures seldom depict artisans. These figures belong to the same tradition as Meissen’s Paris street criers, some of which were also copied at Bow.

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