An image of Abess seated reading the divine office

Bow

(England 1744 – 1776)

Abess seated reading the divine office

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Along with other English factories such as Chelsea, Derby, Longton Hall and Liverpool, Bow produced a number of figures of catholic monks and nuns based on prototypes modelled at Meissen by Kändler. The present figure of an abbess was issued with a companion of a novice holding a large holy book in both hands. The same figure could also be adapted as a monk.

Year
circa 1760
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
14.7 x 10.4 x 12.5 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.90