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Greenland Girl: C.125-2010

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

Greenland Girl

Maker(s)

Factory: Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Hansen, Carl Martin

Entities

Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in polychrome enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, slip cast, and painted overglaze in blue, greyish-blue, green, yellow, tanned flesh, red, purple, brown, grey, and black enamels. The underside has a recessed rounded square in the centre with a very small ventilation hole in the back viewer's right corner. The girl kneels, sitting back on her heels, and holds to her chest in each hand a posy of mixed flowers. Her black hair is tied up in a small knot on the top of her head with a red band. She wears a red tunic with a high brown neck and cuffs, and shawl collar with a multi-coloured geometrical pattern, and a greyish blue lower edge with two rectangular red-edged flaps at the front; brown knee breeches, and red boots with a multi-colour stripe up their fronts.

Legal notes

Given by Dame Anne Warburton

Measurements and weight

Depth: 7 cm
Height: 14.4 cm
Width: 8.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Copenhagen ⪼ Denmark

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2010-06-07) by Warburton, Anne, Dame

Dating

1930s
20th Century, second quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1930

Note

The girl is wearing the nation costume of Greenland which has a large embroidered beadwork collar around the shoulders. It was one of a series of figures in national costume modelled by Hansen between 1906 and 1925.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, greyish-blue, green, yellow, tanned flesh, red, purple, brown, grey, and black)

Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, greyish-blue, green, yellow, tanned flesh, red, purple, brown, grey, and black enamels
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: three blue waves under a green crown, and with DENMARK in green below.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Transer-printed in blue and green
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 12415
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in green enamel
  • Type: Model number
  • Text: gl
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in green enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: Gronland
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in green enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: oval dark brown label with gold edge; the two u s in Buus have a dash over each

  • Text: Buus/AARHUS
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in gold
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.125-2010
Primary reference Number: 177310
Entry form: 1038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Greenland Girl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/177310 Accessed: 2024-06-16 19:44:02

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