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Venus: C.28-1932

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Venus

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

Entities

Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Venus, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted underglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Venus, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, puce, mauve, brown, and grey enamels, and gilt. The concave underside is glazed including all but one of the feet. The rounded rectangular base has five scroll feet, with a central pierced rocaille motif between the front two. At the back there is a tall tree stump with a square aperture at the bottom to take an attachment, and a branch on each side bearing polychrome applied flowers and leaves.
Venus stands with her left foot crossed over her right, and leans back against the top of the tree on her left elbow. She holds out her right hand towards the viewer. She has reddy cheeks, and brown hair partly drawn back into a bun and partly loose. She wears a gold necklace and a mauve and gold bangle on her right upper arm; a flowered tunic with blue and gold edges which is long at the back, thigh-length at the front and off the right shoulder so as to reveal her right bosom. Across her back she has a turquoise drape with a dark pink lining attached to her left shoulder by a brooch. She has underglaze blue and pink toeless boots. On the ground to her left there are two turtledoves painted in pink and dark grey among flowers and leaves, and to her right a group of flowers and leaves. The base is picked out in underglaze blue, turquoise, puce, and gold.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, puce, mauve, brown, and grey) gold
Details

Materials used in production

presumed led 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 underglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.28-1932
Primary reference Number: 41771
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Venus" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/41771 Accessed: 2024-07-18 23:55:26

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