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Asia from a set of Continents: C.3180-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Asia from a set of Continents

Maker(s)

Factory: Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Auliczek the Elder, Dominikus Jacob

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Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in shades of green, flesh, pale brownish-red, brownish-red, purple, pale and dark brown, grey, and a little black. The underside is hollow and glazed apart from the outer edge, and there is a circular ventilation hold under the camel’s head. The square base has foliated corners and scrolled sides, and rises up into a tall pedestal of masonry and rocks painted in shades of pale green and grey. Attached to it on the viewer’s right is a C-scroll, and green stylized palm with three visible brown roots.. A pale brown camel’s head tilted upwards projects from the base at the front, and one of its foreleg projects from a C-scroll to the left of it. Asia is represented by a thin and palid elderly man with short grey hair and moustache, and black eyes. He sits on the pedestal with his left leg over the viewer’s left edge, and his right crossed over it. His right hand rests on the calf of that leg, and he leans back on his left which is supported by the top of the palm tree. He is nude apart from a drape which is striped in pale and darker reddish-brown.

Notes

History note: Bernard Simmons, King Street, St James's, London, where seen by Dr Glaisher on 28 June, 1917; purchased from him on Dr Glaisher's behalf by Mr Stoner (whose shop was close by) for £23, and Glaisher gave him £1 commission.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.4 cm
Width: 13.5 cm

Relative size of this object

13.5 cm18.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Nymphenburg ⪼ Bavaria ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1765

Note

Auliczek succeeded Bustelli as chief modeller at Nymphenburg in 1763, and remained there until 1797.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( shades of green, flesh, pale brownish-red, brownish-red, purple, pale and dark brown, grey, and a little black)

Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in shades of green, flesh, pale brownish-red, brownish-red, purple, pale and dark brown, grey, and a little black. The underside is hollow and glazed apart from the outer edge, and there is a circular ventilation hold under the camel’s head
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a hexagram with, at the points, the initials and numerals, ‘G Z m 1 a 3’

  • Text: G Z m 1 a 3
  • Location: Inside on the viewer's right side of the base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in greyish-blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3180-1928
Primary reference Number: 140239
Old object number: 5008
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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