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Porcelain figure of a Thames waterman.

Porcelain figure of a Thames waterman.
Porcelain figure of a Thames waterman.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D0834_1
Description: This white porcelain figure shows a Thames waterman in his typical working dress of the 18th century. He wears a full-skirted coat with an arm badge on the left sleeve, a buttoned waistcoat, breeches, stockings and a peaked cap. Slightly later coloured versions of this figure are in other collections, and on some the badge is painted with an anchor.
Creator: Bow Factory, London
Date: c. 1750-54
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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