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Title

Vulcan or Fire

circa 1765-1770

Artist

Bow

England

1744 - 1776

  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.92
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Bow

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    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.

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