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Dancing Girl, one of the 'New Dancers': EC.11B-1938

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Titles

Dancing Girl, one of the 'New Dancers'

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

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

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Dancing Girl, press-moulded with hand-modelled details, and painted overglaze in blue, bluish-green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, puce-pink, red, purple, pale brown, and gilt. The concave underside is glazed and has a circular ventilation hole below the figure. The square base has four scroll feet and rises up into a low tree stump with lateral branches bearing applied leaves and flowers. The girl stands on her left leg with her right leg advanced, holding both her arms out in front of her. She wears an orange hat with a pink underside, and a brown feather attached to the turned back brim at the front. She wears a white blouse, a green bodice with orange triangle-patterned stomacher, a green and yellow striped skirt at the back, and a white petticoat with a floral border. Her apron is decorated with a gold floral spray, a pink dotted border, and a red edge, and has a blue lining. Her blue shoes have a green flower on top. In front of here there are five red and white flowers. The flowers on the tree are blue or pink and white. The scrolls on the base are picked out in gold.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.2 cm
Width: 11.2 cm

Relative size of this object

11.2 cm18.2 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
Production date: circa AD 1765

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, bluish-green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, puce-pink, red, purple, pale brown) 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, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.11B-1938
Primary reference Number: 42048
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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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