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Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Other titles
    • ornament
    • Geography and Astronomy
  • Description
    figure group, representing Geography and Astronomy, comprised of two infants leaning on an atlas, holding spy-glasses, standing and sitting on scroll base, with gilding
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1932.233, 028, col.1118, K180, 17877
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
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  • Record richness
figure group
figure group


  • Credit
    collection of the Mackelvie Trust Board, Auckland, 1885, (028), on loan to Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1932.233, K180, 17877, col.1118
  • Notes
    figure group, representing Geography and Astronomy, Meissen
  • Subject category
  • Collection
  • Production
    Berlin porcelain factories (pottery works)
    [18th Century]
    19th Century
  • Signature/marks
    in underglaze blue, Berlin Royal Factory mark, possibly c. 1765 - 1770  (manufacturers mark)
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › hard paste porcelain
    porcelain, hard paste
    decorated in polychrome enamels and gilding
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height x width x depth/length (precise) : 148 x 162 x 110mm
      (height 148 x width 162 x depth 110 mm)
    • 0 - Whole height x width (approximate) : 155 x 155mm
      (from applied arts catalogue card)
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 08 Communication Artifacts (Category)
    › Art (Classification)
    › Sculpture (Primary Term)
    › Statue (Secondary Term)
    › Figurine (Tertiary Term)
  • Record created
    18 April 1997

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