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Woman Singing: C.3187A-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Woman Singing

Maker(s)

Factory: Ludwigsburg Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Beyer, Johann Christian Wilhelm

Entities

Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, red, mauve, brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilt. The slightly concave underside is glazed, and has two firing cracks and three ventilation holes: one large oval under the front left corner; one large circular almost in the middle; and one small circular near the back right corner. Most of the shallow, almost square, base is covered by a green rug with a frilled edge; the front right corner is mottled in grey. The woman sits on a chair with cabriole legs and high shield-shaped back upholstered in green. The back is pale pink with a green grid pattern. To the woman's left there is an oval marble-topped table supported by three inverted cornucopia bound with gold ribbon, and filled with polychrome fruit. A dark grey and white spaniel lies on the base to her right, and there is a pile of books on the front left corner of the base. The woman looks to her left, resting her right foot on the pile of books, and holding up a scroll in her right hand, while turning over the pages of a music book on the table with her left hand. She has a ruddy complexion, red lips, and dark grey long hair hanging down her back. She wears a white chemise which has fallen off her left shoulder to reveal her breast; a long pink skirt scattered with red floral sprays, and having a blue border round the hem; and white shoes with gold bows on top.

Notes

History note: Stoner & Evans (Mr Stoner), 3 King Street, St James's Square, London from whom purchased on 20 November 1916 for £38 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 12.3 cm
Height: 21.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Ludwigsburg ⪼ Württemberg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

18th Century, third quarter
Production date: circa AD 1765

Note

Johann Christian Wilhelm Beyer was active at the factory from 1759 to 1767.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, red, mauve, brown, grey, and a little black) gold ( very little)
Base Width 14 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded in parts, assembled, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, red, mauve, brown, grey, and a little black enamel, and gilt. The slightly concave underside is glazed, and has two firing cracks and three ventilation holes: one large oval under the front left corner; one large circular almost in the middle; and one small circular one near the back right corner.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: crowned double C

  • Location: On inside of back edge base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: script B
  • Location: On inside of back edge of base to left of factory mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in grey enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: the upper part of the L is obscured by a ventilation hole

  • Text: W.T.Z./S2 L
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Incised mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3187A-1928
Primary reference Number: 140245
Old object number: 5011a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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