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Title

Sweetmeat container with male monkey

circa 1758-circa 1762

Artist

Bow

England

1744 - 1776

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1758-circa 1762
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    soft-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    13.2 x 11.1 x 11.4 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2012.89
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Bow

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  • About

    The theme of monkeys dressed as humans engaging in human activities was an unfailing source of amusement to the 18th century. The Bow figures are said to be based on Meissen prototypes. The impressed mark ‘T’ (sometimes ‘To’) also occurs on Worcester, Plymouth and Bristol figures and is possibly that of a repairer named Toulouse or ‘Tebo’ (the latter presumably an anglicised form of the French name Thibault). See also Sweetmeat container with female monkey (L2012.88).

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