Allegorical figure of smell

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


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

29.84 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.297

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

“Smelling” from the set of Senses. Youth seated on stump with raised flowers holding a vase, with pierced rim and painted flowers, with a setter dog at hisfeet. Wears a yellow cloak with sprays of flowers in colors with pink lining . Toe damaged.

Inscription

Mark: red anchor

Provenance

By 1929, Alfred E. Hutton, London [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard C. Paine, Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930)

Note 1:
A similar allegorical figure is illustrated in "English Porcelain Circle Transactions," No. II (1929) from the Alfred Hutton Collection.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine