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Family Group: C.68A-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Family Group

Maker(s)

Factory: Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea
Modeller: Taglioni, Filippo (Probably)

Entities

Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in pale blue, yellow, greyish-dark green, pink, flesh-pink, dark plum, red, grey, and black enamels. The underside of the base is glazed overall. It is divided into two halves by a strut and has a large ventilation hole in the left compartment which extends upwards into the figure of the woman. The group stands on a deep sided oval rocky base with a tree stump behind the man, painted in streaky grey overall. The woman stands on the viewer’s left with her left arm bent and the hand tucked into her skirt. In her right hand holds a fan by her side. She wears a pale blue turban, yellow earrings, a white dress with a frill round its low neckline, a black spotted pink overdress, a pale blue belt, and yellow shoes. The man stands on the viewer’s right. His left hand is tucked into his coat and he extends his right arm towards the child who stands between his parents. He wears a black three-cornered hat, a red waistcoat, a dark greyish-green coat, yellow breeches, white stockings and black shoes. The child wears a very pale blue hat, a dark plum all in one suit with a white collar and red sash, and black shoes. He looks left towards his father, and holds up both his arms towards his right.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.5 cm
Width: 16.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Naples ⪼ Kingdom of the Two Sicilies ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Late
Circa 1785 CE - 1795 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pale blue, yellow, greyish-dark green, pink, flesh-pink, dark plum, red, grey, and black)

Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in pale blue, yellow, greyish-dark green, pink, flesh-pink, dark plum, red, grey, and black enamels. The underside of the base is glazed overall. It is divided into two halves by a strut and has a large ventilation hole in the left compartment which extends upwards into the figure of the woman
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: with a blur probably a crown

  • Text: N
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.68A-1950
Primary reference Number: 140345
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 October 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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