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Youth holding a Basket: C.36-1931

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Current Location: In storage

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Youth holding a Basket

Maker(s)

Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Youth holding a Basket, slip-cast, and painted over lead-glaze in greyish-blue, bluish-green, flesh, dark pink, orange, a little red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Youth holding a Basket, slip-cast, and painted over lead-glaze in greyish-blue, bluish-green, flesh, dark pink, orange, a little red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The underside is glazed and has a circular ventilation hole at the back. The mound base is curved at the back and shaped at the front by scrolls on either side of part of a curved socle. The front is decorated with applied flowers and leaves, and at the back there is a tree stump with short branches on each side bearing applied flowers. The youth stands in front of the stump on his right leg with his left foot raised on a small mound. His head is turned to his right and tilted back slightly. He holds a large wicker basket by the handles at both ends. He wears a greyish-blue hat with a wide brim turned back at the front and held by an orange flower with a gold centre. He has a dark pink coat with gold buttons and edges, a green waistcoat with gold scale pattern and buttons, green breeches with gold bands round the knees, and black shoes each with a blue flower with a gold centre on top. The base is green except for the part socle which is white with moulding and flanking scrolls picked out in gold. The flowers are dark pink, orange and yellow, and blue, and those on the tree white with dark pink centres and blue centres.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-08-27) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Gold anchor period (1759-69)
Mid 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1759 - 1770

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( greyish-blue, bluish-green, flesh, dark pink, orange, a little red, brown, and black) lead-glaze ( presumed lead) gold
Details

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted over lead-glaze in greyish-blue, bluish-green, flesh, dark pink, orange, a little red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: anchor

  • Location: On the left of the back of the base
  • Method of creation: Painted gold
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: circular with printed black border with name reserved in white

  • Text: FRANCES L. DICKSON
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.36-1931
Primary reference Number: 42606
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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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