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    Artist Name:

    Derby Porcelain Works

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    Derbyshire, England, 1750–1848

    Title:

    Sweetmeat Stand

    Date:

    ca.1760

    Medium:

    Soft-paste porcelain

    Dimensions:

    19 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches

    Credit Line:

    Frances and Emory Cocke Collection

    Accession Number:

    1985.162 A-B

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 200
    Derby Porcelain Works achieved great heights in centerpiece sweetmeat stands by making the bases in two kiln manageable sections. The two part base of this stand was heavily encrusted with fully modeled seashells decorated in their natural colors. The accurate rendition of shells, a specialty of the Derby factory, adds to the marine theme of the lively Neptune at the top. The solid, flat bottomed base, not raised on feet, was typical of Derby works in the 1750s and 1760s.



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