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Seated Male Grape Seller: C.3070-1928

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Titles

Seated Male Grape Seller

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)
William Duesbury & Co.

Description

Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast with applied details, and painted over lead-glaze in turquoise, green, pale green, yellow, pink, red, purple, and pale brown enamels and a little gold. The underside is concave, and glazed, with a circular ventilation hole in the centre. The base is oblong and flat on top, with scrolls on the edge forming three supports at the front. The youth sits on a tree stump leaning forward with his left leg extended in front of his right. His head is turned to his left (to look at his companion), and he holds a basket full of grapes and vine foliage with both hands. His pale brown hair is tied in a queue with a purple ribbon. He wears a pink hat, with a red flower at the front, a white coat scattered with green and purple circles, a floral waistcoat, and red breeches with gold garters and yellow bows at the knees, and white stockings and shoes with yellow bows on top. He has a small bag slung across his body by a strap. On each side of him on the ground there are four applied flowers, respectively yellow, red, dark pink and purple, and leaves. the scrolls on the base are picked out in turquoise and a little gold.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Mr A.G. (or perhaps S.) Parry, 25 Cambell Place, South Kensington, on 233 February 1921 for £7.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.2 cm
Width: 8.6 cm

Relative size of this object

8.6 cm12.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid-18th Century
Circa 1758 - 1760

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( turquoise, green, pale green, yellow, pink, red, purple, and pale brown) gold Details

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast and painted over glaze in turquoise, green, pale green, yellow, pink, red, purple, and pale brown enamels and a little gold
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3070-1928
Primary reference Number: 42631
Old object number: 3871
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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