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Youth holding a Bird: EC.9-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Youth holding a Bird

Maker(s)

Factory: Le Nove Porcelain Factory

Entities

Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in pale blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pale red, pale and dark purple, yellowish-brown, brown, and black enamels. The underside is convex in the middle, and has a large ventilation hole on the viewer's left. The figure stands on a low, circular base with a rock at the front, and on the viewer's left, a tree stump streaked with green, blue, yellow and brown.. The youth has blonde hair, partly covered by a green hat with the brim turned up at the front, and has the remains of a feather behind it. He wears a white shirt, a white jacket and breeches scattered with small dark purple circlesand lined with pale blue; pale purple stockings and yellow shoes with grey buckles. He steps forward on his right leg and has his left extended behind him. His left arm is bent and the back of the hand rests on his hip. His right arm is extended and has a bird blue and purple bird perching on his wrist.

Notes

History note: Uncertain before donor, H.E. Backer, London

Legal notes

Given by H.E. Backer

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.2 cm
Width: 6.4 cm

Relative size of this object

6.4 cm14.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Le Nove ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-05-15) by Backer, H.E.

Dating

Late 18th century
Antonibon-Parolin period
Circa 1780 CE - 1790 CE

Note

The figure was accessioned as Venetian and was reattributed to Le Nove by Arthur Lane in August, 1952. It was probably modelled by the same modeller as C.3215-1928.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( in pale blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pale red, pale and dark purple, yellowish-brown, brown, pale 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, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pale red, pale and dark purple, yellowish-brown, brown, pale grey, and black enamels. The underside is convex in the middle, and has a large ventilation hole on the viewer's lef
Glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.9-1946
Primary reference Number: 140450
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 May 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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