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A6964 Human figure, Mars, soft paste porcelain, William Duesbury and Co, Derby, England. c. 1760. Click to enlarge.

'Mars' porcelain figure made by William Duesbury & Co

Made
Soft paste white porcelain figurine of a standing bearded male (Mars) wearing plumed pink and purple painted helmet, a long yellow cape falling from his right shoulder. A yellow cuirass with painted brown scale pattern, a knee length green tunic with yellow thongs edged red. His right hand is akimbo, the left is grasping his sword hilt. He wears open Roman-style sandals. The figure is set on a low, circular white base decorated with rocailles picked out in green and purple and supported to the …

Summary

Object No.

A6964

Object Statement

Human figure, Mars, soft paste porcelain, William Duesbury and Co, Derby, England. c. 1760

Physical Description

Soft paste white porcelain figurine of a standing bearded male (Mars) wearing plumed pink and purple painted helmet, a long yellow cape falling from his right shoulder. A yellow cuirass with painted brown scale pattern, a knee length green tunic with yellow thongs edged red. His right hand is akimbo, the left is grasping his sword hilt. He wears open Roman-style sandals. The figure is set on a low, circular white base decorated with rocailles picked out in green and purple and supported to the left by a shield and to the right by a yellow edged purple banner. The whole figure is painted with polychrome enamel details with gilt highlighting. The base has three pad marks and two filled firing cracks, the sword is similarily repainted.

Marks

Painted in purple on base 'caduceus Woru Moun ...illeg...'.

Dimensions

Height

343 mm

Width

192 mm

Depth

150 mm

Production

Notes

This figure was made by William Duesbury and Co in Derby, England.

This figure was made c. 1760.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1978

Acquisition Date

26 June 1978

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Mars' porcelain figure made by William Duesbury & Co 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 February 2023, <https://ma.as/188070>

Wikipedia

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