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Actress or Lady from 'The Blown Kiss': C.86B-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Actress or Lady from 'The Blown Kiss'

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory
Modeller: Kändler, Johann Joachim (Derived from)
Engraver: Filloeul, Pierre (Inspired by)
Painter: Pater, Jean-Baptiste Joseph (After)

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of an Actress or Lady from 'The Blown Kiss', press-moulded, covered in very pale turquoise glaze, and painted underglaze in dark blue and overglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of an Actress or Lady from 'The Blown Kiss', press-moulded, covered in very pale turquoise glaze, and painted underglaze in dark blue and overglaze in pale blue, turquoise, two shades of green, yellow dark flesh pink, pale pink, dark pink, a little red, and brown enamel. The figure is supported on a high base with a scrolled edge pierced by five kidney-shaped holes at the front, and rising into a mound with a tree stump at the back, pierced by a rectangular hole for an attachment. The top of the front is decorated with three small flowers and foliage, and with two larger flowers and leaves. The lady stands on her right foot with her left foot behind her and to the side. She turns her head to her right and holds out her right arm in front of her, and with her left holds up her dress. She wears a small blue hat with a pink underside, white ribbon on top, and a gold edge; a white chemise, a yellow sack back robe, over a blue bodice with a yellow stomacher, ruffles at the sleeves, a flounced petticoat decorated with gold foliage in pink reserves with turquoise outlines, and with gold horizontal lines. Her shoes are dark blue with gold buckles.

Notes

History note: Colonel and Mrs W.D. Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George III
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( pale blue, turquoise, two shades of green, yellow dark flesh pink, pale pink, dark pink, a little red, and brown) lead-glaze ( presumed lead)

Materials used in production

presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, covered in very pale turquoise glaze, and painted underglaze in dark blue and overglaze in polychrome enamel
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: x
  • Location: On the underside of the proper left back foot
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: a dagger and an anchor with cable

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.86B-1950
Primary reference Number: 42251
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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