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Youth drinking, representing Autumn: C.67-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Youth drinking, representing Autumn


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Youth drinking, press-moulded, hand-modelled, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Youth drinking, press-moulded, hand-modelled, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, dark puce, a little red, and brown enamels, and gilt. The square base has four scroll feet, with a pierced rocaille motif between the front two. The figure is supported by a tree stump with a long branch bearing flowers and leaves on the viewer's left, and a short branch with leaves on the right, in front of which there is a basket of fruit and vegetables. The top of the base is decorated with applied flowers and leaves. The youth stands with his right foot crossed over his left. He looks to his right and holds a goblet in his left hand, and in his raised right hand, a bunch of grapes. He has brown hair in a queue, and wears a blue tricorn hat with a gold scalloped edging, and a bunch of grapes attached to the brim at the front. He has a white shirt, a puce jacket with yellow collar and cuffs, and gold buttons; floral breeches with a gold band round the knee; white stockings, and blue shoes with puce bows.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.4 cm
Width: 11.7 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


18th Century, second half#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1765

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, dark puce, a little red, 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, hand-modelled, and painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.67-1932
Primary reference Number: 41937
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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