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Clio, Muse of History

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Clio, like 55.1111 but in enamel colors and gold. Flowered blouse, blue cuffs, deep pink scarf. Yellow skirt, black shoes. Red book on base. History of Wales across open book, impressed on right page "Clio". Hollow base, glazed inside. Old collection number "4509".




By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From June 25, 1973, this object was on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English (London), About 1751–52


Overall: 15.9 x 11.4 x 14 cm (6 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain