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Harlequin: EC.8B-1938

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Harlequin

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

Entities

Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Harlequin, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Harlequin, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, red, two shades of purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The square base has four scroll feet with a rocaille motif pierced by a heart between the two feet at the front. The underside of each foot is unglazed. The figure is supported at the back by a tree stump with on each side, a low Y-shaped branch bearing two flowers and leaves. At centre back below the figure, there is a square aperture to take an attachment. Columbine stands on her left foot with her right foot forward, resting between two applied yellow flowers on the base. Her head is tilted to her left, her right hand is raised to touch her hat, and her left arm is extended in front of her holding the end of a slap stick which rests on her left hip. She wears a yellow broad-brimmed hat with a pink underside and gold scalloped edge, and has a pink ruffle round her neck. The back of her bodice is half pink and half yellow; the front blue, and the pink and yellow sleeves are decorated with playing cards. Her full skirt is decorated with sprays of polychrome flowers and foliage on the front, and with scrolls and playing cards on the back. Its lower edge has a pinkish-red painted flounce. The two flowers on the viewer's right of the tree are blue and pink, and those on the left are yellow and blue. The base is picked out in pale green and two shades of purple.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm
Width: 9.6 cm

Relative size of this object

9.6 cm17.8 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

Second half of 18th century
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, pink, flesh-pink, red, two shades of purple, 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, pink, flesh-pink, red, two shades of purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.8B-1938
Primary reference Number: 42010
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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