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James Quinn
  • Derby Porcelain Company
    active 1750–1848
  • James Quinn, circa 1750–1790
  • Where object was made: Derby, England, United Kingdom
  • porcelain
  • Object Height: 36.83 cm
    Object Height: 14 1/2 in
  • Gift from The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1937.0135
Description

Figurine of a full length man (identified as James Quinn in the characture of Falstaff) holding a gold shield in his left hand. He originally had a sword in his right hand (now missing). The figure is supported by a tree stump on a rococo scrolled base with gold and green applied flowers and foliage. He wears a black curved hat with white plumes, a dark blue coat with elaborate gold trimmings over a long belted waistcoat with design in colored flowers and gold, pant with alternating stripes of gold and pink, boots (jack boots) in brown with pink tops, a paper sticking out of the pocket of his doublet is inscribed.