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America figure
  • Chelsea Pottery
  • America figure, circa 1760
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • soft paste porcelain
  • Object Height: 21 cm
    Object Height: 8 1/4 in
  • Gift from The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1937.0125

Figurine of a girl representing America. She has black hair and a crown/headdress of feathers standing up from a gold band. Her body is peach colored. She is wearing a girdle of feathers around her waist and upper thighs. She is holding a bunch of arrows with gold points in her right hand. She has a gold bow under her left arm. On her left side is a brown quiver suspended by a ribbon of gold that stretches across her body. She is standing in front of green stump that has cream colored flowers in relief. She is standing with one foot upon a green-brown crocodile. The crocodile's mouth is open, showing its many teeth. Her other foot is resting upon an elaborate rococo base with a green top and a white and gold bottom.