Group representing Continents

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


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

25.4 cm (10 in.)

Accession Number

66.1085

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Group representing the Continents of Europe and America as children. Rococo base with applied flowers and gilt-edged scrolls. Crowned Europe sits on gilt-trimmed pedestal and drapery, left foot on white helmet near puce book, holds globe in left hand toward American seated on alligator (?) wearing skirt and headdress of vari-colored feathers, quiver of arrows on blue ribbon, bow in left hand, one finger of right hand broken.

Inscription

Mark: red anchor

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection