A Singer

English
1750–58
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

15.24 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

30.283

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Wearing a crinoline skirt and singing from music. Turquoise bodice with pink bows, white skirt with sprays of flowers in colors. Flowers on base.. Fingers broken.

Inscription

Music inscribed "Largo" at top of page. Number painted in red enamel on base: "372." (underlined twice in red). Two stencilled inscriptions: "B.C." and B.3" in old Gothic script.

Markings

Red anchor mark on base

Provenance

Before 1924, Alfred Hutton, London; by 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930).

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine