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

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

An Opera Girl in the Character of Flora

Maker(s)

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

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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

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, third quarter#
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: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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