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Boy in Turkish Costume: C.3056B-1928

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Current Location: In storage

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Boy in Turkish Costume

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Figure. Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in a little blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh-pink, red, mauve, purple, and brown enamels, and gilt. The closed underside is concave and has a ventilation hole at the back. The low mound base has a tree stump at the back, a flower and two leaves on each side and two flowers and three leaves at the front. The boy stands on his left leg with the right relaxed and slightly behind him, his left hand on his hip and the right arm hanging down. He wears a red and white turban bound with gold, a mauve sleeveless coat with fur lining, a yellow coat with red and gold foliage in green-edged reserves and turquoise sleeves, purple and turquoise striped trousers and mauve boots.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 5 March, 1926, lot 46; purchased for Dr Glaisher by Mr Hunt for £5.10.0.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: circa AD 1765

Note

Bow Porcelain Manufactory; Stratford-le-Bow, (Essex), London

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in a little blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh-pink, red, mauve, purple, and brown enamels) gold

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 a little blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh-pink, red, mauve, purple, and brown enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: an anchor and dagger

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In red enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: D-shaped paper label

  • Text: 4839a/Standing Bow/figure of a boy in/eastern costume (one/of a pair) bt. at Sotheby's/March 5 1926
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in faded black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3056B-1928
Primary reference Number: 41639
Old object number: 4839A
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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