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Fountain Group: EC.12B-1938

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

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Fountain Group

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

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

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Fountain Group, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pink, pale orange-red, and grey enamels, and gilt. The group is supported on a square base with four scroll feet with a pierced rocaille motif between the front two. The concave underside is glazed and has two holes at the back above the legs to take attachments, probably candle branches.
A gallant and lady stand on the left and right of a fountain with an apsidal rockwork back and a central child's mask from whose mouth water spews into the curved basin below. Behind them there is a tree with three trunks linked by branches, covered with various types of applied flowers and leaves forming bocage. The top of the base between the figures is covered with applied flowers and leaves. The gallant leans against a small tree stump, standing on his left leg with the right leg forward and his left arm in front of him. He has a pink hat, a flowered jacked, striped breeches and pink shoes, and carries a bag slung on a strap across his body. The lady has a turquoise and blue hat, a pink bodice, a flowered skirt held up in her right hand, and blue shoes, and has a bag on her left hip. The fountain is painted in turquoise, pink, yellow, and grey. The flowers on the tree and base are painted in blue, yellow, dark pink, orange-red, and those on the top of the base are blue and pink and yellow and pink. The scroll feet and edges of the base are picked out in turquoise and gold.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.8 cm
Width: 19.0 cm

Relative size of this object

19 cm22.8 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

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, turquoise, green, yellow, pink, pale orange-red, and grey) 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 over lead-glaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pink, pale orange-red, and grey enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.12B-1938
Primary reference Number: 42054
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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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