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figurine of a girl representing Europe
  • Chelsea Pottery
    active: England, United Kingdom
  • figurine of a girl representing Europe, circa 1760
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • ceramic
  • Object Height: 21 cm
    Object Height: 8 1/4 in
  • Gift from The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1937.0109
Description
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Girl representing the continent of Europe. She has brown hair and a crown having six points of gold lined with red. The left arm, face and neck are peach colored. She is holding a multi-colored ball in her right hand. Her left arm is upraised. She is wearing a white robe with purple, green and gold decoration and a purple drapery over the right shoulder and below the left arm. There are emblems of the church, music, art, war, and architecture at her feet, with a horn of plenty pouring out fruit of many sorts. She is standing and leaning against a foliated tree with colored flowers in relief. The base is rococo in style.