Venus and Mercury

1758–70
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745–1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2182

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Mercury standing draped in yellow and green material, with vessel in right hand, looking down at reclining Venus in flowered gown and semi-draped by pink material, background of green and white foliage, ajouré scroll base with clusters of flowers in relief. Mark: gold anchor on back of base.

Markings

Mark: gold anchor on back of base.

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection