Allegorical figure of Taste

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


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

29.21 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.298

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

“Tasting” from the set of Senses. Woman seated on stump holding a pierced basket of fruit decorated in colors. Wearing white drapery lined with yellow and decorated with sprays of flowers in colors. Hand has been repaired.

Inscription

Mark: red anchor

Provenance

By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930).

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine