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An Opera Girl in the Character of Flora: C.1742-1928

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Titles

An Opera Girl in the Character of Flora

Maker(s)

Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)
Green, Guy (Printer)
Based on Grignion, Charles (Engraver)
After Brandoin, Michel Vincent (Painter)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and transfer-printed in red. An Opera Girl in the Character of Flora; '88' border.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Mr Sidney Hand, Grafton Street, London, W. 1., for £1 9 June, 1922 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.7 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 12.5 cm

Relative size of this object

12.5 cm12.5 cm7 mm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1771 CE - 1775 CE

Note

The design is based on a print by Charles Grignion after Michael Vincent Brandoin published by John Sayer, and dated 1 December 1771, entitled 'An OPERA GIRL of Paris in the Character of FLORA', see Documentation, Ray, 1973

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( red) Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1742-1928
Primary reference Number: 15452
Old object number: 3787A
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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