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Hearing from a set of the Senses

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White seated figure of a male, from a set of Senses of Hearing and Tasting. Holds string musical instrument, legs crossed, seated on tree stump in bocage of white flowers attached to simulated metal stems and leaves in green. See: 65.2195.




By 1941 with Stoner & Evans, London and New York; April 1, 1941, sold by Stoner & Evans to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

English, about 1755


Overall: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.) Other (figure): 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, undecorated, mounted with painted metal (tole peinte) stems and leaves with soft- and hard-paste porcelain flower heads




Ceramics, Porcelain