Mars, Venus and Cupid

English
about 1760
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

21.91 cm (8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.710

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Round base with scrolled rims on straight edge; throne with high scrolls, two birds at front, Cupid with quiver at back. Mars seated with legs to left, Venus opposite position on front. Mars: black & gold starred deep orange cloak over gilt mail with blue trousers, leopard on helmet, toeless high boots. Venus has lavendar drapery from waist to knees.

Provenance

Frank Stoner, Stoner and Evans, London and New York; sold by Stoner to an anonymous collector; 1954, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 10, 1954)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift