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Scotch Shepherdess with Lamb: EC.4A-1938

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Scotch Shepherdess with Lamb

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Scotch Shepherdess with Lamb, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Scotch Shepherdess with Lamb, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, mauve, red, pale purple, and brown enamels, and gilt. The underside of the circular base is unglazed and has a ventilation hole near the back. The shepherdess stands in front of a tree trunk with a square aperture in its back to take an attachment. A lamb reclines on the ground to her right. Her feet are together, her head is turned to her right. Her left arm is forward, and with her right hand she holds up her skirt. She wears a broad-brimmed blue hat with a yellow bow, and a yellow underside with gold scalloped edging. Her bodice is yellow with mauve cuffs with white ruffles below, and her skirt is striped in yellow, mauve, red, and purple. A plaid scarf is crossed over in front of her bodice and is tied loosely at the back. Her shoes are blue with mauve and gold bows. The base is decorated with three applied flowers and leaves.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Cecil E. Byas by whom bequeathed

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

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

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, mauve, red, pale purple, and brown) gold
Base Depth 6.2 cm

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 overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.4A-1938
Primary reference Number: 41985
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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