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Girl in Turkish Costume: C.3056A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Girl in Turkish Costume


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Figure. Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in a little blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, red, mauve, purple, and brown enamels, and gilt. The low mound base is closed and concave underneath with a ventilation hole at the back, and greenish-blue glaze. The top is decorated on the proper right with an applied flower and two leaves, and at centre front with a flower and three leaves. The girl stands with her right arm bent and the hand raised holding a leaf. Her left hand holds her coat. She wears a red crested cap, a gold necklet, a high-necked white chemise, a long mauve coat over a purple and gold bodice, a yellow skirt decorated with red foliage and mauve flowers in green-edged reserves, and a purple and turquoise striped petticoat, and purple shoes.


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

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1765

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Components of the work

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3056A-1928
Primary reference Number: 41681
Old object number: 4839B
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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