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Dancing Shepherdess: EC.14-1938

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Dancing Shepherdess

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

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

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Dancing Shepherdess, press-moulded with hand-modelled details, and very slightly turquoise-tinted glaze, painted overglaze in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, flesh-pink, dark pink, red, purple, brown, and grey enamels, and gilt. The glazed underside has a small circular ventilation hole under the figure. The approximately circular base has incurved sides with five pierced holes at the front, and a scrolled edge forming five low supports. At the back there is a low stump with a triangular aperture to take an attachment, and two short lateral branches bearing applied flowers and foliage. The shepherdess stands with her right leg forward. She holds up a wreath of flowers in her left hand, and with her right hand holds up her skirt. She wears a white cap and a yellow hat with a pink underside and gold edge; a blue bodice with a red and gold triangle patterned stomacher; a purple and yellow striped skirt at the back, and a floral pattern in red, blue, purple and gold at the front; an apron with a red, green, and gold floral pattern, and purple shoes with gold buckles. On her left there is a recumbent lamb with pale red and white patchy fleece, grey feet, and a gold collar. Beside her feet there are two groups of three flowers and leaves.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.4 cm
Width: 8.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1765 - 1774

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, turquoise, yellow, flesh-pink, dark pink, red, purple, brown, 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 very slightly turquoise-tinted glaze, painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.14-1938
Primary reference Number: 42107
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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