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Image of Neptune and Venus

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Neptune and Venus

ca. 1825
19th c
9 1/2 in. x 5 3/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (24.13 cm x 14.61 cm x 11.43 cm)

Staffordshire, England, English, b. mid 17th Century
Obadiah Sherratt, British, (ca. 1775–ca. 1845)

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: Europe, England, Staffordshire
Medium and Support: Earthenware with enamel decoration
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
Accession Number: 2005.98.a.b
a- Neptune- H: 9 1/2; W: 5 3/4; D: 4 1/2 inches
b- Venus- H: 9; W: 5 3/4; D: 5 inches

Commentary
Neptune, god of the sea, and Venus, a goddess born from the sea, are each shown high atop a mound with playful dolphins at their feet and an abundant cascade of brightly colored shells tumbling forward, indicating the great bounty of the sea.

Exhibition
2003 - 2004: "Clay Bodies: Staffordshire Figurative Ceramics from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld," October 4, 2003 - April 4, 2004, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Object Description
Representational Earthenware sculptures

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Dimensions
  • see Display Comments for complete dimensions Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (24.13 x 14.61 x 11.43 cm)

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
    Role: collectors
    Place: Los Angeles, California
    Dates: 2005

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