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Pedlar Woman: C.62-1950

Object information

Titles

Pedlar Woman

Maker(s)

Imperial Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain figure of a pedlar woman painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted in pale green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, dark pink, pale purple, brown, and black enamels. The middle of the underside is slightly concave and glazed and the outer edge unglazed. There is a small ventilation hole on each side of her legs under her skirt.
The undecorated shallow base is of a rounded, narrow triangular form and rises up at the back to support the figure. The pedlar woman stands on her right leg with her left advanced, raising her head and looking towards her left. She holds up her apron in both hands. She has a delicately tinted features, and greyish-brown hair held back by a black ribbon clasp. She wears a purple scarf round her throat, a white blouse with elbow-length sleeves, a yellow bodice with pale purple stripes, a pale green apron, a pink skirt with dark pink hem and border, and black shoes. On her apron she holds out a pale brown tray

Notes

History note: Uncertain before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Relative size of this object

7.5 cm16 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Vienna ⪼ Austria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
Circa 1760 CE - 1770 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pale green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, dark pink, pale purple, brown, and black) Depth
Visible Surface

Materials used in production

clear, except for edge of base Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in pale green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, dark pink, pale purple, brown, and black enamels. The middle of the underside is slightly concave and glazed and the outer edge unglazed.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a shield

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 13
  • Location: On unglazed edge of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 3
  • Location: On glazed area of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Incised mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.62-1950
Primary reference Number: 140339
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 December 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Pedlar Woman" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/140339 Accessed: 2022-06-29 10:46:02

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