Taste from a set of the Senses

English
about 1755
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)


Dimensions

Overall: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.) Other (figure): 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

65.2195

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, undecorated, mounted with painted metal (tole peinte) stems and leaves with soft- and hard-paste porcelain flower heads

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

White seated figure of a male, from a set of Senses of Hearing and Tasting. Right arm raised in drinking, left holding decanter, seated on barrel, in bocage of white flowers attached to simulated metal stems and leaves in green. See: 65.2194. 5 flowers show some damage.

Markings

none

Provenance

By 1941 with Stoner & Evans, London and New York; April 1, 1941, sold by Stoner & Evans to Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection