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Neptune astride a dolphin

about 1752

Made at Bow Manufactory, England English


Dimensions

16.51 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.569

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics , Porcelain

Neptune astride a dolphin. White figure on irregular shell and coral base. Dolphins' tail supports drapery over god's raised arm (right). Left arm extended at side. Long hair, flowing beard. Solid base, no visible air holes.

Inscription

unmarked

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