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Wall Sconce

French and English
about 1748–50
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 x 11 1/2 in. (40.6 x 29.2 cm)

Accession Number

1993.55.2

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration; gilt bronze

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Trellis wall brackets molded as arbors surrounded with golden branches and leaves and porcelain flowers in polychrome. Each has three sockets and bobeches at the ends of the candle branches. The arbors are mounted with a pair of Bow porcelain figures of a shepherd and shepherdess. The gilt bronze and flowers are French, the central figure is English.

Provenance

The Antique Porcelain Company of New York, Inc.; April 1, 1964, purchased by William A. Coolidge; 1993, gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge