Una and the Lion or Purity
Minton & Co., factory, Staffordshire, Stoke, now in Stoke-on-Trent
Bell, John, modeller, British artist, 1811-1895
Modelled by John Bell (1811/12-95) for Summerley's Art Manufactures. The model was registered on 19 August 1847.
19th century; Victoria I
Parian porcelain group of Una, seated on a lion walking to the left.
Parian porcelain, slip-cast.The figures are supported on a rectangular base with a flange round the outer edge underneath on which it rests. The lion is walking to the left and has its left front paw raised slightly, Its left back paw is forward and the right back paw is back. The tip of the tail rests on the ground. The lion is partly covered by a loose drape on which Una sits. She is nude and looks modestly downwards. Her right leg is crossed over her left and she holds a piece of the Lion's mane in her right hand.
Parian (porcelain); whole
parian porcelain, slip-cast
height, whole, 37.5, cm
length, whole, 37.8, cm
given; 1973; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
From the collection of A.N.L. Munby, Litt. D., Cambridge (1913-74); given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
mark; on the back right top corner; moulded in relief; FS in monogram and JOHN BELL; Felix Summerley mark incorporating FS in monogram, and JOHN BELL
patent registration mark; on the back right top corner; in relief; patent registration mark for 19 August 1847
date; on the back right corner of the flange under the base; impressed; ermine mark; year cypher for 1860
factory mark; on the back right corner of the flange under the base; impressed; M; for Minton
Plagiarism Personified? European Pottery and Porcelain Figures. 1986-07-15 - 1986-08-31
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Notes: Catalogue, p. 72, illustrated pl. 53.
Catalogue number: K2
Poole, Julia. 1986. Plagiarism Personified? European Pottery and Porcelain Figures.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. 72
Publ. K2 and pl. 53
Godden, Geoffrey A.. 1968. Minton Pottery and Porcelain of the First Period 1793-1850.London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd
Cf. p. 98, no. 184.
no date. Art-Manufactures Collected by Felix Summerly.Chiswick:
Ref. This model is listed as no. 15
Art Union.London: p. 326
Ref. See also p. cxv and clxv.
Aslin, Elizabeth. Atterbury, Paul. 1976. Minton 1798-1910.London: Her Majesty's Stationery Officep. 35
Cf.Another example exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, August - Octobert 1976, p. 35, D9.
Shinn, Charles. Shinn, Dorrie. 1971. The Illustrated Guide to Victorian Parian China.London: Barrie & Jenkinsp. 107
Cf. pl. 65 an example in the Godden Collection, and see p. 107.
Atterbury, Paul. The Parian Phenomenon, A Survey of Victorian Parian Porcelain Statuary and Busts.Shepton Beauchamp: Richard Dennisp. 64
Cf. Ariadne, and Una and the Lion
Sotheby's. 2004. European Ceramics, Glass, Silver and Vertu, 29 June 2004.London, Olympia: Sotheby'sp. 111
Cf. Lot 195, c. 1876. Estimate £800-1000; E1,200-1,500.
1852. Parian Figures Manufactured by Minton & Company Stoke-upon-Trent.Stoke-upon-Trent:
Ref. no. 184. The figure cost £2.16.0 (old money). Its dimensions were h. 14½ . l. 15 in. and w. 5½
Object Number: C.1-1973
(record id: 39406; input: 2002-01-08; modified: 2014-01-15)