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Allegorical figure of smell

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"Smelling" from the set of Senses. Youth seated on stump with raised flowers holding a vase, with pierced rim and painted flowers, with a setter dog at hisfeet. Wears a yellow cloak with sprays of flowers in colors with pink lining . Toe damaged.

Inscription

Mark: red anchor

Provenance

By 1929, Alfred E. Hutton, London [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard C. Paine, Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930) Note 1: A similar allegorical figure is illustrated in "English Porcelain Circle Transactions," No. II (1929) from the Alfred Hutton Collection.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine

English, About 1752–58

Object Place

England

Dimensions

29.84 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.297

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain