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Bust of Neptune

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On octagonal baluster pedestal with band of egg and dart moulding and flowers on facets. Wears crown of eleven pointed, "jeweled" band, long hair and flowing beard. Mark: red anchor. Peach fluorescence.

Provenance

By 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From December 27, 1972, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, about 1753

Object Place

England

Dimensions

12.07 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.651

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain