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Female Musician with Zither: EC.5B-1938

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Titles

Female Musician with Zither

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Female Musician, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, puce, a little red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Female Musician, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, puce, a little red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The glazed underside has a large circular ventilation hole under the tree stump. The square base has four scroll feet, with a rocaille motif between the front two. At the back there is a tree stump with lateral branches bearing two applied flowers and leaves, and having at its bottom, a rectangular aperture to take an attachment.
The female musician sits on the tree stump with her right foot resting on a stone. Her head is turned to her left, and she holds her hands over a zither balanced on her right knee. She wears a small yellow hat with a blue veil at the back, a white ruffle round her neck, and a pink high-necked jacket-bodice with yellow trimming down the front opening and cuffs, and gold edging. Her skirt is yellow at the back, white with a floral pattern at the front, and has a gold border and yellow fringed lower edge. She wears black shoes with blue and yellow flowers on top. The zither is yellow, brown, and gold, and has a black carrying strap. There is a blue flower and leaves on the proper right top of the base, and a pink flower and leaves on the left.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.8 cm
Width: 11.8 cm

Relative size of this object

11.8 cm19.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
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, flesh-pink, puce, a little red, brown, and black) lead-glaze ( presumed lead) gold Details

Materials used in production

presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, puce, a little red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.5B-1938
Primary reference Number: 41988
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 May 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Female Musician with Zither" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/41988 Accessed: 2022-05-28 07:58:47

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