Head of laughing childOn display
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Head of laughing child
Material and technique
porcelain (frit paste), glazed and enamelled
Dimensions19 cm (height)
11.9 cm (width)
No. of items
Presented by C.A. de Costa Andrade, (Mr Cyril Andrade), in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, 1965.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 52 | 18th-century Art
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.
Gardner, Bellamy, ‘Sophie Roubiliac in Chelsea porcelain’, Connoisseur 1938, (1938), illus. p. 59
Penny, Nicholas, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day, 3 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992), no. 457