Bow Porcelain

A pair of Bow Porcelain Candlesticks "Stag and Hind" c.1760

A pair of Bow Porcelain Candlesticks

A rare pair of Bow Porcelain Candlesticks, modelled as siting Stag and Hind, surrounded by floral bocage, painted in coloured enamels, on raised scroll moulded rococo base, c.1760. Dimensions: 23 cm. high. Condition: Some restoration. Unmarked.


A Bow figure of Centurian, possibly Epona, c.1760-64

A Bow figure of Centurian, possibly Epona, c.1760-64

The figure is dressed in Roman costume, standing with outstretched arms in front of a horse, on rococo scroll base, painted in coloured enamels picked out in gilt. Dimensions:21.8 cm. high. Marks: painted in red. Condition: small chips and minor restoration.

In Gallo-Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys and mules. She was particularly a goddess of fertility, as shown by her attributes of a patera, cornucopia, ears of grain and presence of foals i some sculptures.


A Bow Porcelain Figure of Ceres c.1760

A Bow Porcelain Figure of Ceres c.1760

A Bow figure of "Ceres", allegorical of Earth from the Four Elements, standing holding a cornucopia, a lion at her feet, wearing hand-painted floral gown in front of flowering bocage on raised rococo scroll base. Dimensions: 27 cm. hight, 22 cm. wight. Condition: firing cracks, one arm re-stuck, some damage to bocage.


A Bow "Birds in Branches" candlestick, c.1762-65

A Bow

A Bow porcelain candlestick "Birds in Branches", c.1762-65, modelled as a pair of nesting buntings perched in the branches of a tree, their nest containing three chicks, the branches applied with leaves and brightly coloured flowers, the candle nozzle supported on a "tole peinte" stem. Dimensions: 27 cm. high. Unmarked. Condition: minor restoration and chips on the flowers.


An 18th Century English Porcelain Figure of Putto c.1770 "Bo-Lo" type

A Bow Porcelain Figure of Putto c.1765

A rare English Porcelain Figure, (possibly Bow*), modelled as a putto, holding a basket with flowers, painted with coloured enamels, c.1765. Dimensions: 13 cm high. Condition: a firing crack on the base, small chips on the flowers. Unmarked.

*This figure belongs to a group called "Bo-Lo" ( Lowestoft type) and often attributed to Lowestoft. It is illustrated in "The illustrated guide to Lowestoft Porcelain" by Geoffrey A. Godden 1969, page 29, plate 142.

Stock Number: PN1345


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Bow Porcelain Marks c.1747-1776.

Early incised marks c.1750.

Various small numbers/letters painted in underglaze blue. c.1750-60.

Standard anchor and dagger mark painted in red c.1760-66.

Another version of the anchor and dagger mark c.1760-66.

Mock Chinese characters painted in underglaze blue.

Painted mark in underglaze blue.

Painted marks in underglaze blue. The crescent occurs also on figures.