An image of Vulcan or Fire

Bow

(England 1744 – 1776)

Vulcan or Fire

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Without its rococo scrollwork base, this figure would belong to the same set of elements as Neptune (L2012.79). The base indicates that the piece comes from a later reissue of the set, adapted to the more flamboyant rococo taste of the 1760s. Fire is represented by the god Vulcan. The figures were originally modelled by the ‘Muses modeller’ from Meissen prototypes.

Year
circa 1765-1770
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
22.0 x 12.9 x 10.2 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.92