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Jean Muir, 1928 - 1995. Fashion designer
© Glenys Barton, Courtesy of Flowers East, London

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Jean Muir, 1928 - 1995. Fashion designer 1991

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This unusual ceramic bust possesses the simple chic of the clothes which Jean Muir designed and is also a reference to her habit of always wearing navy blue. Muir began her working life in the shops of Liberty and Jaeger in London and successfully taught herself design. She set up her own business in 1966 and put 'craft and quality' before innovation. Her skills in cutting and draping material were exceptional but she preferred to be called a 'dressmaker' rather than 'designer'. The label is still a byword for sensual, immaculately structured garments.

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Sculpted portrait consisting of the head and the top of the shoulders.


Clay that is shaped and fired at a high temperature to become hard and brittle. It is used to encompass both pottery and porcelain.

Bust, Ceramic


  • Acc. No. PG 2939
  • Medium Ceramic with glazed slip
  • Size 44.00 x 19.00 x 12.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1994