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Standing Priest: C.1-1928

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Titles

Standing Priest

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze with polychrome enamels, and a little gold.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze with a spot of blue, and yellow, yellowish-green, dark pink, purple, brownish-red, and black enamels, and a little gold. The unglazed underside of the base is flat and has a large ventilation hole with glazed sides at the back. The figure stands on a roughly circular low mound with an indentation at the front with rocaille edging, decorated on top at the front with three applied flowers, each with three leaves. The priest stands with his left foot slightly advanced, holding an open book in his left hand and holding up his right arm which is bent at the elbow. He has black hair, and wears a purple and white birth, a long purple gown with a white surplice, and purple cape with a hood and gold buttons. A black cross on a string of beads hangs down at the front. He has black shoes with white buckles. The book is inscribed 'Vanitas' in red across both pages with below, three illegible lines in black on each page. The rocaille decoration ion the base is picked out in dark pink. Two flowers are yellow, and one is pink.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Ralph Griffin, MA, Trinity College, Cambridge

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1928) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Dating

Mid-18th Century
Circa 1757 - 1760

Note

The figure might have been derived from an illustration of St John Nepomuk.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold ( a little) enamels ( with a spot of blue, and yellow, yellowish-green, dark pink, purple, brownish-red, and black 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 with polychrome enamels, and a little gold
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1928
Primary reference Number: 41485
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 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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