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Boy representing Winter from a set of Infant Seasons: C.3072-1928

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Boy representing Winter from a set of Infant Seasons

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted over lead-glaze in green, pale turquoise, pale yellow, flesh, pink, orange, red, dark purple, and brown enamels, with a little gilding

Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted over lead-glaze in green, pale turquoise, pale yellow, flesh, pink, orange, red, dark purple, and brown enamels, with a little gilding. The partly glazed underside has a large circular ventilation hole and three patch marks. The oval mound base has at the back a tree stump with one branch bearing two clumps of applied red holly berries, and green leaves. In the back of the trunk there is a rectangular aperture to take an attachment. On the top of the mount to the viewer's left there are two clumps of red holly berries and leaves, and on the right, a bundle of pale brown sticks. The nude boy sits on the stump with his head turned slightly to his left, his left leg forward, and both hands held over a flaming brazier resting on his right knee. He has a ruddy complexion, brown hair and eyes. He wears a pink drape lined with purple ermine spots, which is draped over his head, and falls down behind, with one end passing over his knees in front and down over his left leg. The brazier is pale turquoise with a gilt band round the top, and yellow, orange, and purple flames.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Hammond and Cardew's (?) shop in Petty France (York Street, Westminster) on 18 December 1918 for £16.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.0 cm
Width: 9.4 cm

Relative size of this object

9.4 cm17 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 1760 - 1765

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, pale turquoise, pale yellow, flesh, pink, orange, red, dark purple, and brown) lead-glaze ( presumed lead) gold

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3072-1928
Primary reference Number: 42643
Old object number: 4227
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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