Kneeling Gentlemen presenting a Bird's Nest to a Lady
Factory: Charles Gouyn (Probably)
Soft-paste porcelain figure group of a Kneeling Gentlemen presenting a Bird's Nest to a Lady, appearing greyish-white, presumed slip-cast, and glazed.
Soft-paste porcelain figure group of a Kneeling Gentlemen presenting a Bird's Nest to a Lady, appearing greyish-white, presumed slip-cast, and glazed. The model is heavy for its size. The unglazed underside has a large round ventilation hole under the lady. The rounded oblong base rises up on the left side into a low rock and tree stump, which has a circular hole at the top to take an attachment. The lady sits in front of the stump with her left leg forward, looking towards a young man. She places her left arm round his shoulders, and raises her right hand. The man kneels on his right knee and has his left foot forward. He places his hat with a nest containing three chicks in its crown onto her lap. His left arm is forward, and his right elbow rests on the stump. Both figures have small heads, and very slender limbs with small hands and feet. The girl's hair is long, and falls over her right shoulder in a thin coil. She wears a decolleté bodice laced together down the front, and a skirt. He has long hair tied in a queue with a bow at the nape of the neck.He wears a jacket and breeches. Both have shoes with bows on top. On the ground between them there is a recumbent spaniel. On top of the base there is a projecting flower on the left near the girl, and near to the right of the spaniel.
History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970.
Given by H.M. Treasury.
Height: 16.8 cm
Length: 17.2 cm
Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by H. M. Treasury
Probably made in Charles Gouyn's workshop in St James's, London. Formerly attributed to Chelsea, Girl-in-a-Swing factory.
Surface composed of lead-glaze ( presumed lead)
glassy type Soft-paste porcelain
Slip-casting : Glassy soft-paste porcelain, appearing greyish-white, presumed slip-cast, and lead-glazed
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