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Shepherd: C.3054A-1928

Object information

Titles

Shepherd

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Shepherd, painted in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded with hand-modelled details, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, pale yellowish-green, yellow, pink, dark pink, red, maroon, pale brown, dark brown, and dark grey enamels. The closed base is unglazed and has a central ventilation hole. The rounded oval base has incurved and scrolled sides with a square aperture at the back to take an attachment. The shepherd stands in front of a tree trunk with a branch on the proper right bearing a few applied leaves and a berry, and on the left, a sawn off branch and four leaves. A sheep stands on his left, and a dog reclines on his right, looking up at him. He strides forward on his left leg trailing his right behind him. His head is turned to his right and he holds the bagpipe in both hands. His pale brown hair is tied back with a dark brown bow, and he has a pink tricorn hat with a maroon ribbon round the crown. He wears a white shirt with sleeve ruffles, a yellow waistcoat scattered with groups of four brown dots, and with brown buttons; a white coat with a polychrome floral pattern, a pink collar, and maroon buttons; blue breeches with brown bows at the knees; white stockings, and red shoes with yellow bows. The tree trunk and the top of the base are coloured pale green and brown; the sheep is pale yellowish-green and brown, and the dog greyish-brown and white with a dark brown nose and collar. There are applied leaves and two dark pink flowers on the proper left and front of the base. The edges and sides are picked out in dark grey, with wavy lines, dots, and strokes.

Notes

History note: Frank Stoner, London, from whom purchased for £60 on 22 January 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.4 cm
Width: 13.0 cm

Relative size of this object

13 cm26.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1757 : This date is based on a dated example, see documentation.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, pale yellowish-green, yellow, pink, dark pink, red, maroon, pale brown, dark brown, and dark grey) 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 painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, pale yellowish-green, yellow, pink, dark pink, red, maroon, pale brown, dark brown, and dark grey enamels
Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3054A-1928
Primary reference Number: 41611
Old object number: 4492A
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 November 2015 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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