Bow sweetmeat figure of a ‘Lady Turk’ with shell, c. 1760


Bow sweetmeat figure, modelled as a ‘Lady Turk’ in high headdress & blue coat, seated on a rock with a large scallop shell as her dish, on a low grassy base. 


circa 1760 

foot re-stuck, small flaws

Ex-Stockspring Antiques, London. 

Exhibited: ‘A Treasury of Bow’, Melbourne/Ballarat/Hamilton 2000-1, item #213. 

ref. Bradshaw B60, p106 for a discussion of these interesting pieces. 

Meissen made the original, modelled in Ebeliein’s distinct manner with small heads compared to the bodies. Chelsea copied this Meissen model, and Bow copied either the Meissen or the Bow…. 

There is a matching ‘Turkish Man’ sweetmeat. 




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