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The Broom Girl, Madame Vestris, 'Buy a Broom': C.141-1932

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Current Location: In storage


The Broom Girl, Madame Vestris, 'Buy a Broom'


Factory: Chamberlain's Worcester Porcelain Factory




Porcelain figure of the Broom Girl, slip-cast, glazed and painted in blue, flesh, red, brown and black enamels and gilt.

Porcelain figure of the Broom Girl, painted in blue, flesh, red, brown and black enamels and gilt. The standing figure is shown with her right arm raised, standing on a circular pedestal. The black-haired girl wears a white cap, a bright blue bodice, a white skirt with gilt floral patterns and black shoes; a brown rock at the back forms a support. The detachable, non-porcelain broom is missing. The base is washed in very pale pink and banded in gilt.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Second quarter of 19th century
George IV
Circa 1827 - 1830

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, flesh, red, brown and black) gold

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Chamberlain's/Worcester
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.141-1932
Primary reference Number: 37688
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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