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Acquired in 1885 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Bow Porcelain Factory
attributions_note
bibliography
Watney, B. Notes on Bow Transfer Printing. English Ceramic Circle Transactions. 1972, vol. 8, part 2. Guy-Jones, Gordon & Sue. Bow Porcelain, On-glaze Prints and their Sources. English Ceramics Circle, 2013 See no. 45 for this print used on a mug entitled 'The Prussian Hero'. The source painting of King Frederick II of Prussia (1740-1786) by Antoine Pesne (1683-1757) is illustrated fig. 45B. The authors refute the connection to Hancock: 'Cyril Cook in his Life and Work of Robert Hancock attributed this engraving and that of the Prussian Hero No. 2 to Robert Hancock. This seems unlikely as it does not appear to be in his normal style, nor are the accompanying designs.'
collection_code
CER
credit
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
date_end
1761-12-31
date_start
1752-01-01
date_text
ca. 1757-1760 (made)
descriptive_line
Teapot and cover of porcelain, transfer-printed and painted with enamels over the glaze, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, Bow, ca. 1757-1760.
dimensions
Height: 18.7 cm, Diameter: 15.2 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Probably made about the same time of Frederick the Great's successes in the Seven Year's War, and his convention with England in 1756 against France and her Allies. The bust of Frederick II is copied with slight modifications from a portrait at one time in the possession of Graf von Hochberg, at Rohnstock, painted by Antoine Pesne and engraved by J.G. Wille. Cyril Cook in his Life and Work of Robert Hancock attributed the print to Robert Hancock, the engraver who worked for the Worcester porcelain factory and until recently this attribution was generally accepted.
id
328
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:19:40.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:19:40.000Z
latitude
51.526878
location
Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case A, shelf 2
longitude
-0.02651
marks
[Teapot] 'the / PRUSSIAN / HERO'
materials
porcelain
materials_techniques
Porcelain, transfer-printed and painted with enamels over the glaze
museum_number
414:113/&A-1885
museum_number_token
4141885
object_number
O179174
object_type
Teapot and cover
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true
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original_price
physical_description
Teapot and cover of porcelain, transfer-printed and painted with enamels over the glaze. [Teapot] Teapot decorated in purplish-brown with a half-length bust portrait of Prussian king Frederick the Great on one side with the words 'the PRUSSIAN HERO' on the left, and the figures of Fame with two trumpets and cupid with a wreath and a lance above, and on the other side is an equestrian figure of the king riding to the left on the battlefield, with a dead soldier on the ground before him, and on the front of the body below the ribbed spout is painted a spray of flowers, and the loop handle is in the form of a branching stem from which spring two sprays of flowers and foliage applied to the body. [Cover] Cover with printed trophies of arms, and the handle is in the form of a small stem with flowers and foliage.
place
Bow
primary_image_id
2010CT5431
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rights
3
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site_code
VA
slug
teapot-and-cover-bow-porcelain-factory
sys_updated
2014-01-06T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
Painted, transfer printed
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1761
year_start
1752