Monday, February 2, 2015

Figure of the Day: A West Pans Romantic Group, 1764-1770

Figural Group and Candle Holder
West Pans Factory
Scotland, 1764-1770
The Victoria & Albert Museum

A work of soft-paste porcelain, oil gilded, this figural group is the work of the West Pans Factory in Scotland.  It was made between 1764 and 1770.

The group depicts a pair of young lovers, under a wreathed, semi-circular arbor surrounded by blooming trees and roses.  The stems twist to form a handle and, at the top, is a convenient taper holder.  

Beautiful and functional, it's a perfect representation of the handsome work of Scottish porcelain factories of the middle-late Eighteenth Century.

The Victoria & Albert Museum

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