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Group of Cock and a Hen

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The press-molded figures of a strutting cock and a squatting hen have been assembled on a grassy mound base with applied flowers and leaves. The spirited modeling evident in the turning of the heads and the lifting of the wings is accented by the brilliant coloring. Both birds have yellow...

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Provenance

Major Adrian E. Hopkins, M.C. May 12, 1959. sale, Sotheby & Co., London. Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, 1755–60

Object Place

England

Dimensions

10.5 x 13.7 cm (4 1/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.651

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain