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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2001,1104.7

  • Description

    Earthenware figure of a female nude, red body with cream-coloured glaze all over. The figure consists of head and torso down to the thighs, the head bent down to the right, the body in a twisted position with legs apart. Artist's mark on base.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1924-1925
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 155 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature/monogram
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Content

        AK [above triangle]
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised
  • Curator's comments

    Kaiser worked at Kieler Kunstkeramik in the mid 1920s. This figure is from a group of pieces (2001,11-4,1-11) inherited by Christel Marsh, the niece of Hedwig Marquardt, a fellow artist at the factory.

    For further discussion of these pieces, see R.B. Parkinson, 'A Little Gay History, Desire and Diversity across the World', London (British Museum Press), 2013, p. 96-97.

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  • Bibliography

    • Parkinson 2013 pp. 96-7 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2001

  • Acquisition notes

    'Given by Norman Marsh and family in memory of Christel Marsh, niece of Hedwig Marquardt' [wording to be retained on gallery label or in publication]. Christel Marsh was the mother-in-law of John Cherry, Keeper of the Department of Medieval & Modern Europe at the time of the donation.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2001,1104.7

Earthenware figure of female nude, red body with cream-coloured glaze all over. The figure consists of a torso and thighs in a bent and twisted position. Artist's mark on base

Earthenware figure of female nude, red body with cream-coloured glaze all over. The figure consists of a torso and thighs in a bent and twisted position. Artist's mark on base

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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