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Title

Abess seated reading the divine office

circa 1760

Artist

Bow

England

1744 – 1776

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1760
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    soft-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    14.7 x 10.4 x 12.5 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    Grand Courts
    Accession number
    L2012.90
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Bow

    Works in the collection

    17

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  • About

    Along with other English factories such as Chelsea, Derby, Longton Hall and Liverpool, Bow produced a number of figures of catholic monks and nuns based on prototypes modelled at Meissen by Kändler. The present figure of an abbess was issued with a companion of a novice holding a large holy book in both hands. The same figure could also be adapted as a monk.

  • Bibliography

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