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Bacchus and a Faun representing Autumn: EC.36-1946

Object information

Titles

Bacchus and a Faun representing Autumn

Maker(s)

Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Eberlein, Johann Friedrich (Modeller)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels, and gilt. A pair with EC.35-1946

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, painted overglaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh pink, puce, red, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilded. The underside is glaze. The square base is decorated round the sides with scrolls and rococo 'frills' and is raised on four scrolled feet, all picked out in puce and gold. The top is decorated with polychrome floral sprays. On the viewer's left at the back there is a tall tree stump, dappled in pale green, pink, and brown, with Bacchus standing on his left leg with his right foot crossed over in front of it. He leans on the top of the tree stump on his right arm, and holds up a bunch of grapes to his open mouth in his left hand. He has short black hair, and is nude except for a vine wreath on his head and around his hips. Behind him, on the viewer's right, there is a faun with gold hooves and tiny horns, seated on a barrel, and holding a gold cup filled with wine in his right hand. The barrel is painted in polychrome with a harbour scene on either end, and sprays of flowers on its sides.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Dr F. R. Cowper-Reed Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Cowper-Reed, F.R., Dr

Dating

19th century
Circa 1800 - Circa 1899

Note

A re-edition of a model by J.F. Eberlein (1696-1749), accessioned as c. 1765-70, but 19th century.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh pink, puce, red, purple, brown, and black) gold Base Depth 14 cm Width 13.8 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, painted overglaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh pink, puce, red, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilded. The underside is glazed.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 669
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Incised mark
  • Text: 5
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Number
  • Text: 53.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in greyish brown
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.36-1946
Primary reference Number: 140433
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 October 2016 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) "Bacchus and a Faun representing Autumn" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/140433 Accessed: 2022-07-03 13:48:23

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