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Female Triangle Player from the 'Idyllic Musicians': C.65-1932

Object information

Titles

Female Triangle Player from the 'Idyllic Musicians'

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Female Triangle Player, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Female Triangle Player, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in dark blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh-pink, puce, dark puce, orange-red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The circular mound base has three lobes at the front, and has a glazed concave underside with a circular ventilation hole near the back. The top is decorated with rocaille scrolls and four applied flowers and leaves. The figure is supported by a tree stump with a branch on each side bearing applied flowers and leaves. At its base at the back there is a square aperture to take an attachment, probably a candle branch. The girl stands with her feet slightly apart, her head turned to her left, and her arms bent at the elbows, holding a triangle in her right hand, in her left a now missing stick. On her head she has a red and a puce feather, and an orange-red flower attached to a flowing yellow streamer, and round her neck, a puce necklace with a small cross pendant. She wears a white chemise with elbow length sleeves under a puce bodice with a basque, and three blue pompoms down the stomacher, a blue and puce striped petticoat with gilt ornament, and a pink skirt at the back, and yellow overskirt which is hitched up all round. Her shoes are yellow with a small yellow buckle. The tree has two dark puce, a yellow, and an orange flower. The top of the base is picked out in turquoise, green, 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: 18.0 cm
Width: 8.0 cm

Relative size of this object

8 cm18 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

Second half of 18th century
George II or George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( dark blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh-pink, puce, dark puce, orange-red, brown, and black) 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, and painted in enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: F
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: FRANCES/L DICKSON
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.65-1932
Primary reference Number: 41911
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Female Triangle Player from the 'Idyllic Musicians'" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/41911 Accessed: 2022-07-05 01:46:17

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