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Venus and Mercury

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Mercury standing draped in yellow and green material, with vessel in right hand, looking down at reclining Venus in flowered gown and semi-draped by pink material, background of green and white foliage, ajouré scroll base with clusters of flowers in relief. Mark: gold anchor on back of base.

Marks

Mark: gold anchor on back of base.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

1758–70

Object Place

England

Dimensions

24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2182

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain