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Allegorical Figure of "Africa" Figure, 1769–1770

This is a figure. It was modeled by Wilhelm Christian Meyer and manufactured by Berlin Porcelain Factory. It is dated 1769–1770 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 31.5 × 12.5 × 11 cm (12 3/8 × 4 15/16 × 4 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Back of figure, beneath cape: [1] scepter above lower case "g." or "9." or cursive "S.", painted in underglaze blue (Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin mark) Underside of pedestal, inside: [1] scepter, painted in underglaze blue (Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin mark) [2] "TL 109.1972", written on white label [3] writing (?) on rectangular brown label (blurry) [4] writing (?) on round brown label (blurry)

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Allegorical Figure of "Africa" Figure, 1769–1770; Manufactured by Berlin Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D: 31.5 × 12.5 × 11 cm (12 3/8 × 4 15/16 × 4 5/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-44-c

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