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Flower-girl, perhaps representing Spring: C.6-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Flower-girl, perhaps representing Spring

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

Entities

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain, containing bone ash, flower girl, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, yellow, green, flesh-pink, puce, red, brown, and black enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain, containing bone ash, flower girl, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, yellow, green, flesh-pink, puce, red, brown, and black enamels. The unglazed underside of the roughly oval base has a glazed ventilation hole at the back. The figure is supported by a tree stump which has a square hole to take an attachment. The girl stands barefooted with her right foot slightly forward, and her head turned to her left. She holds a basket of flowers in her left hand in front of her and with her right holds up her apron, also filled with flowers. She has brown hair on which is a black ribbon at the back and a small bunch of flowers at the front. She wears a black ribbon with a four-petalled black flower round her neck, a blue bodice with white sleeves and blue bows at the elbows. The back of her skirt is yellow with a black border round the hem, and the front is white strewn with puce flowers, over which she has a white apron. The top of the base is decorated with two applied flowers, each with three leaves, and slight puce scrolls round the front edge.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.8 cm
Width: 8.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1765

Note

This figure was modelled after a Meissen flower girl by J.J. Kaendler and Peter Reinicke

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, yellow, green, flesh-pink, puce, red, brown, and black enamels
Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1918
Primary reference Number: 41462
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 May 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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