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The figures were press-molded and therefore are relatively heavy. Each duck is standing on a pad base with a central pedestal supporting the body. On the front of each pedestal, between the duck's legs, is a rose, with leaves, modeled in high relief, behind the left leg of no. 77a and the right...

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Marks

(1) on base, in red enamel: an anchor within an oval, simulating Chelsea

Provenance

June, 1956, purchased in New York by Rita and Frits Markus, New York and Chatham, MA; 1985, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, about 1775

Object Place

England

Dimensions

13 x 12 cm (5 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1985.81

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain