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Woman representing the Sense of Smell from a Set of the Five Senses: C.56-1932

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Titles

Woman representing the Sense of Smell from a Set of the Five Senses

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Woman representing the Sense of Smell, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Woman representing the Sense of Smell, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, pink, puce, orange-red, brown, and grey enamels, and gilt. The flat underside is unglazed and has a small circular ventilation hole near the back. The low straight-sided square base has a projecting pedestal on the viewer's right side. The front of the pedestal is decorated with a spray of applied flowers and leaves, and on its top there is a two-handled, globular covered vase.
The woman stands barefooted beside the pedestal resting her left hand on the vase, and holding up in her right hand a small bunch of flowers to smell. She has long brown hair with a pink and green scarf over it. She wears a gold bracelet on her left wrist, a white bodice with a polychrome floral pattern, open at the front to reveal her left breast, a yellow petticoat with a long pink overskirt patterned with dotted puce flowerheads, and a drape of two shades of blue with a yellow lining, and gold edging. The base and pedestal are marbled in pale blue, yellow, pink, and grey, and the flowers are of various colours. The vase is decorated in pink and puce and has gold edges.

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: 25.8 cm
Width: 12.3 cm

Relative size of this object

12.3 cm25.8 cm What does this represent?

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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

Mid-18th Century
George II
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, pink, puce, orange-red, brown, and grey) gold Details

Materials used in production

presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain prsumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.56-1932
Primary reference Number: 41857
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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