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Venus: EC.6B-1938

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Titles

Venus

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Venus, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted underglaze in blue, and over slightly turquoise tinted lead-glaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Venus, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted underglaze in blue, and over slightly turquoise tinted lead-glaze in blue turquoise, green, yellow, orange, flesh-orange, pink, and brown enamels, and gilt. The underside is glazed and has a small circular ventilation hole near the back. The roughly square base has five scroll feet with a pierced rocaille motif between the front two. At the back there is a tall tree stump with a low branch on the proper right and a higher, longer branch on the left, bearing applied polychrome flowers and leaves.
Venus stands with her left foot crossed over her right and leans back against the top of the tree on her left elbow, while holding out her right hand towards the viewer. She has brown hair dressed in a bun with two long descending curls, and has a turquoise bangle on her right arm. She wears a blue tunic with puce flowers and gold foliage in reserves, a yellow lining and edges. It is long at the back, thigh length at the front, and off the right shoulder so as to reveal her bosom. Across her back she has a pink and yellow drape attached to her left shoulder by a brooch. She has underglaze blue and gold toeless boots with a dark pink top border. On the ground to her left there are two pink doves and applied flowers and leaves, and on her right, another clump of flowers and leaves. The base is picked out in turquoise and gold.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.5 cm
Width: 13.5 cm

Relative size of this object

13.5 cm27.5 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

18th century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

Note

Bow Porcelain Manufactory; Stratford-le-Bow, (Essex), London

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue turquoise, green, yellow, orange, flesh-orange, pink, and brown) lead-glaze ( presumed lead; slightly turquoise) 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 underglaze in blue, and over slightly turquoise tinted lead-glaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: large anchor and dagger
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.6B-1938
Primary reference Number: 41990
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 February 2019 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) "Venus" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/41990 Accessed: 2022-09-28 13:46:19

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