Putto representing Geography

English
about 1753
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745–1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

1988.772

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Seated on high plinth, square in section with cut corners, concave sides with shaped molded panels and gold tassels at corners. Dark hair, yellow scarf in lap, holds terrestrial globe on brown base at left. Mark: red anchor, peach fluorescence.

Markings

Mark: red anchor, peach fluorescence.

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, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection