Allegorical figure of Hearing

English
about 1752–58
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

29.21 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.637

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Hearing, from the set of The Five Senses. Woman seated on flowering treestump wears yellow and puce drapery over white flowered tunic edged in gold. Holds conch shell in right hand, musical instrument in left; fawn at feet, on irregular base with applied flowers.

Markings

Mark: red anchor

Provenance

By 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

NOTES:
[1] From December 27, 1972, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection