Clio, Muse of History

English (London)
About 1751–52
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)


Dimensions

Overall: 15.9 x 11.4 x 14 cm (6 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.610

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Clio, like 55.1111 but in enamel colors and gold. Flowered blouse, blue cuffs, deep pink scarf. Yellow skirt, black shoes. Red book on base. History of Wales across open book, impressed on right page “Clio”. Hollow base, glazed inside. Old collection number “4509”.

Inscription

Katz collection label, "B-177"

Markings

unmarked

Provenance

By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

NOTES:
[1] From June 25, 1973, this object was on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection