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Youth in Antique Dress, probably representing Autumn: C.3058-1928

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Youth in Antique Dress, probably representing Autumn


Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)


Figure. Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, orange, pale purple, and brown enamels, and gilt. The underside has slightly turquoise tinted glaze, and a large central circular ventilation hole. The rounded rectangular base has five scroll feet with a pierced rocaille motif between the front two. The front is decorated with applied flowers and leaves. On the viewer's left there is a tall square pedestal on top of which is a basket filled with fruit and foliage.
The youth stands beside the pedestal with his right leg in front of his left. His left shoulder is forward and under his left arm he holds up a garland of flowers, which descend to the ground. He leans back slightly on his left arm, which rests on top of the basket. His cheeks are ruddy and he has a wreath of fruit over his black hair. He wears a long drape with a dense pattern of blue and red flowers on a pink and gold ground, and an orange lining, and over it, a pale purple cloak with a blue lining which passes over his left shoulder and down to the ground at the back. The pedestal is marbled in shades of purple, and has gold lines round the panels and edges. The basket is yellow and the fruit and flower garland polychrome. The base is picked out in purple, turquoise and gold.


History note: Purchased from Mr Stoner, London, on 5 March 1919 with C.3057-1928 for £95 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 30.0 cm
Width: 16.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1765 CE - 1770 CE


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

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, orange, pale purple, and brown) 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, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, orange, pale purple, and brown enamels, and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3058-1928
Primary reference Number: 41718
Old object number: 4493
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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