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Youth representing April from a set of months with Zodiac Signs: C.54A-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Youth representing April from a set of months with Zodiac Signs

Maker(s)

Factory: Frankenthal Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Linck, Franz Konrad

Entities

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Description

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in green, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, brownish-grey and black enamels and gilt. The figure stands on a shaped oval base with scrolled edge picked out in gold. The youth stands on his right leg with left leg relaxed behind it. His right arm is bent at the elbow, and his left arm is stretched out to the left, and his hand is a standing dish with green leaves on it. He wears a yellow robe with white lining, which is caught up on the left hip and at the sides by gold buttons to reveal his legs, and falls down to the ground at the back and right side. The sleeves are caught up at the elbow by two gold buttons. He has pale yellow calf-length boots with a gold ornament on the front of each foot and on each top. He has a garland of leaves on his head, and he wears a leaf necklace supporting a circular medallion bearing a relief of the zodiac for Sagittarius.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Frankenthal ⪼ The Palatinate ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1765

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, brownish-grey and black) gold

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, painted in green, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, brownish-grey and black enamels and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: CT monogram with crown above

  • Text: CT monogram
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: N 2 S
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised very faintly
  • Type: Incised mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.54A-1950
Primary reference Number: 38501
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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