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Dancing Boy, one of the 'New Dancers': EC.10-1938

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Titles

Dancing Boy, one of the 'New Dancers'

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

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

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Dancing Boy, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over very slightly turquoise-tinted lead-glaze in greyish-blue, yellowish-green, bluish-green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, orange-red, dark purple, pale brown, and grey enamels, and gilt. The glazed concave underside has a ventilation hole under the figure. The circular base has incurved sides with six kidney-shaped holes in the front, and a scrolled edge forming five low supports. It rises up at the back into a tree stump with a small triangular hole at its base, a few applied leaves higher up, and flowers and leaves on each side. The boy stands on his right leg with his left leg forward, holding both arms curved round in front of him. He has long pale brown hair, and a bluish-green hat with a red and pink feather attached to the turned back brim at the front. He wears a white shirt, an orange-red waistcoat with gold buttons, a pink coat with a green lining, gold edges and buttons; trousers with a red, purple and gold floral pattern; and blue shoes with a pink flower on top. There are three groups of applied flowers and leaves at his feet. The base is picked out in pink, turquoise, and gold.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.9 cm
Width: 9.0 cm

Relative size of this object

9 cm18.9 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

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( greyish-blue, yellowish-green, bluish-green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, orange-red, dark purple, pale brown, and grey) gold Details

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, with hand-modelled details, painted over very slightly turquoise-tinted lead-glaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.10-1938
Primary reference Number: 42036
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 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) "Dancing Boy, one of the 'New Dancers'" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/42036 Accessed: 2022-05-24 23:16:17

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