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Cupid with a Bocage Candlestick: C.69-1932

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Current Location: In storage

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Cupid with a Bocage Candlestick

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Cupid with a Bocage Candlestick, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, covered with slightly turquoise tinted lead-glaze and painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Cupid with a Bocage Candlestick, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, covered with slightly turquoise tinted lead-glaze and painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in pale blue, yellowish-green, yellow, flesh pink, dark pink, red, purple, and pale brown, and gilt. The concave underside is glazed overall. The approximately circular base has incurved sides with five kidney-shaped holes at the front, a triangular hole to take an attachment at the back, and a scrolled edge forming five low supports. At the back is a tree trunk with lateral branches bearing polychrome applied flowers and leaves, and at the top, a drip pan formed by six leaves, and a candle nozzle with a shaped edge picked out in underglaze blue and gold. A plump Cupid kneels in front of the tree with his right hand on the tree and his left hand raised in front of it. He has brown hair, grey eyes, ruddy cheeks, and pink and yellow wings, and wears a garland of flowers on his head, a pink patterned drape and a garland of flowers. On the base in front of him there are applied flowers and leaves, a flaming torch, and a brown and pale purple patched dog with a gold collar. The base is picked out in pink, 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: 23.5 cm
Width: 12.5 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 - 1774

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( pale blue, yellowish-green, yellow, flesh pink, dark pink, red, purple, and pale 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, covered with slightly turquoise tinted lead-glaze and painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.69-1932
Primary reference Number: 41963
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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