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Title Asia Figure
Reference 8469
Library Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery
Date 1768-1770
Description Hard paste, experimental figure made using the Vauxhall moulds - flawed compared to hard. Female figure emblematic of Asia and one of the 'Four Continents'. Standing in contraposto position with right knee bent, wearing long robe. Hands hold covered vase (censor) on top of tree stump which merges with rocky background and base with scrollwork at front. The head of a camel emerges from this on the left hand side with a turban on the ground.
Document Type 360 Object
Primary Commodity Porcelain
Theme Art and Literature; Social Practice
Keywords fancy goods, ceramic, fashion, craft, artisan, glaze, enamel, gilding
Region Europe
Places England, Plymouth
Company or Organisation Plymouth Porcelain
Copyright © Plymouth City Council (Arts and Heritage)