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Narcisin, also known as “The Captain”

Manufacturer: Bow Porcelain Works

Modeler: Modelled after a Meissen original byJohann Joachim Kändler

Modeler: Modelled after a Meissen original byPeter Reinicke

Date: c.1760-1765
Overall: 21.6 x 12.4 cm (8 1/2 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium: Soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, London, Stratford-le-Bow
Object number: G83.1.853
DescriptionBow figure of the Captain from the Commedia dell'Arte after the Meissen original by J. J. Kandler and P. Reinicke. It is in a black hat, pale yellow-lined pink cloak, blue waistcoat, flowered breeches and black shoes. The figure is standing before a tree-stump on a four-footed scroll-moulded base enriched in puce.