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Seated Gentleman holding a Dog: C.40B-2006

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Seated Gentleman holding a Dog


Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory




Bone china, slip-cast, painted overglaze in enamels, and gilt

Bone china, slip-cast, and painted overglaze in blue, two shades of green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, red, pale brown, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The interior of the base is glazed. The flat underside is unglazed and has a large approximately circular ventilation hole. The rocky mound base rises up at the back to support the figure. On the viewer's right it has a group of applied leaves on the top, and on the back, six tufts of smaller foliage. The man sits on the rock his right foot crossed over his left, his right arm raised, and his left hand holding the right paw of a pug dog, who is begging on the rock to his right. He has black eyes, rosy cheeks, a red mouth, and brown hair tied in a queue with a black bow. He wears a white shirt with ruffles at the neck and cuffs, a waistcoat with alternating rows of small blue and red motifs, a bluish-green jacket with gold edging, yellow breeches with gold bows at the knees, white stockings and black shoes. The pale brown pug wears a gold studded collar with a medallion dangling at the front. The mound is painted in yellowish-green, and brown. A pair with C.40A-2006.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by S.V. Finn

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 7.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2006-10-09) by Finn, S.V.


Bloor Period
Circa 1820 - 1848


The figure and its pair may have been made during the Bloor period, or later at the King Street factory

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, two shades of green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, red, pale brown, brown, and black) gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Bone china, slip-cast, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, two shades of green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, red, pale brown, brown, and black enamels, and gilt.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: no. 51
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Model number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40B-2006
Primary reference Number: 134025
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 October 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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