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Woman representing Smell from a Set of Senses: C.228-1918

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Titles

Woman representing Smell from a Set of Senses

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Woman representing Smell, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and lead-glaze, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, puce, red, purplish-grey, and black enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Woman representing Smell, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and lead-glaze. Painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, puce, red, purplish-grey, and black enamels, and gilt. The concave, glazed underside has a circular ventilation hole to right of centre. The rounded rectangular base has five scroll feet with a pierced rocaille motif between the front two. On the viewer's right there is a pedestal decorated on the front with applied flowers and leaves, and having on top, a globular vase with three flowers on its cover. The woman stands beside it, with two applied flowers and leaves between her bare feet. resting her left hand on the vase, and holding up towards her face a small bunch of flowers. She has black hair with a yellow scarf over it, and has a gold earring in her left ear. She wears a long white robe with a polychrome floral pattern, and gold edging, which is open at the front to reveal her left breast; a blue, turquoise, and yellow striped petticoat; and a drape which is pink with gold stripes at the front, and underglaze blue, yellow, and turquoise at the back. The pedestal is marbled in purplish-grey, the flowers and polychrome, and the vase is white and gold. The base is picked out in underglaze blue, turquoise, puce, and gold.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.5 cm
Width: 15.2 cm

Relative size of this object

15.2 cm28.5 cm What does this represent?

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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

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, puce, red, purplish-grey, and black enamels) cobalt-blue gold Details

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, with hand-modelled details, and lead-glaze, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, puce, red, purplish-grey, and black enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.228-1918
Primary reference Number: 41476
Old object number: C.6A-1918
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Woman representing Smell from a Set of Senses" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/41476 Accessed: 2022-07-02 06:36:55

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