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Seated Girl playing a Hurdy-Gurdy: EC.9-1938

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Seated Girl playing a Hurdy-Gurdy

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Seated Girl playing a Hurdy-Gurdy, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Seated Girl playing a Hurdy-Gurdy, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, pale pink, puce, orange-red, pale brown, and black enamels and gilt. The square base has rocaille decoration round the edges, and four scroll feet. The underside is open and glazed, apart from the feet. The girl sits on a tree stump with her head turned to her right, and her right foot crossed over the left, holding a hurdy-gurdy on her left knee with both hands. She wears a small white hat with a black underside, a white frill round her neck, a white chemise, a blue and a blue bodice with a pink and white basque, a yellow skirt and a flowered petticoat. A pink cloak is attached to her shoulders at the back, passes below her and round across in front of her to end on her right side at the back. Her shoes are black with gold buckles. The hurdy-gurdy is pale brown with black details. The base is picked out in pale pink and puce, and has two applied flowers, each with three leaves.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.0 cm

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
Circa 1765 - 1770

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, pale pink, puce, orange-red, pale brown, and black) gold
Across Back Of Feet Width 9.1 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 over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, pale pink, puce, orange-red, pale brown, and black enamels and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.9-1938
Primary reference Number: 42011
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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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