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Candlestick with a Girl: EC.15B-1938

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

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Candlestick with a Girl

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a girl standing beside a candlestick in the form of a tree with a nozzle and drip-pan at the top, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded with hand-modelled details, covered, except for a roughly circular area underneath, with pale turquoise-tinted lead-glazed, and painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, dark pink, red, and brown enamels, and gilt. The circular base has incurved sides pierced by six kidney-shaped holes at the front, and a scrolled edge which extends into four low supports. On the top there is a low tree trunk which supports the figure and has a small triangular hole at the bottom to take an attachment. On the viewer's right there is a tall, curving tree bearing applied flowers and leaves, supporting a drip pan and candle nozzle held to it by a pin and nut. The girl stands with her feet apart, holding up her flower-filled apron with her right hand, and supports the top of the tree with her left hand. She wears a broad-brimmed pink hat with a turquoise underside and gold edge, and a red and turquoise striped ribbon round the crown; a white blouse or chemise, a pink bodice with the front open to show a red herring-bone pattern on the stomacher; a red overskirt bunched up at the back, a petticoat which is turquoise and pink striped at the back and has a formal floral design in red, turquoise, pink, and gold on the front; a white apron, and red shoes with a turquoise and gold pom pom on each. There are groups of three applied blue and yellow flowers and four pink and yellow flowers and leaves at her feet. The flowers on the tree are of various colours. The drip pan and candle nozzle are picked out in underglaze blue and gold, and the base in pink, turquoise and gold.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator, Cecil E. Byas (c. 1866-1937)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.5 cm
Width: 17.5 cm

Relative size of this object

17.5 cm26.5 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 (1938-01-19) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1775 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, turquoise, green, yellow, dark pink, red, and brown) lead-glaze ( presumed lead) gold
Base Depth 12.7 cm
Details

Materials used in production

presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulded : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded with hand-modelled details, covered, except for a roughly circular area underneath, with pale turquoise-tinted lead-glazed, and painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.15B-1938
Primary reference Number: 42115
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 September 2020 Last processed: Monday 21 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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