Watch-case representing "Dawn"

Watch-case "Dawn"

English
1750–53
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

25.4 cm (10 in.)

Accession Number

30.300

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Globular case resting on archway thru which water falls. At base on right side a baluster and ducks, scented by a dog on left. Base decorated with raised flowers and frons. Above arch one sleeping cupid (wing broken) and one waking cupid (arm gone), hour glass and scythe. (Watch missing).

Markings

Mark: RED ANCHOR.

Provenance

By 1924, Alfred E. Hutton, London; 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