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Apollo standing amidst Trophies of the Arts: C.3074-1928

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Current Location: In storage

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Apollo standing amidst Trophies of the Arts

Maker(s)

Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory
William Duesbury & Co.

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain slip-cast and painted over lead glaze in turquoise, green, pink, flesh, red, purple, and brown enamels, and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain slip-cast and painted over lead glaze in turquoise, green, pink, flesh, red, purple, and brown enamels, and gilt. The slightly concave underside is unglazed with an oval ventilation hole near the back, and four patch marks. The four-sided base has two of the corners at centre back and centre front. It is domed in the middle and has a scroll at centre front flanked by rocaille 'frills'. At the back there is a tree stump with a branch on the viewer's left. Apollo stands with his left foot forward, right hand extended towards the viewer, and left arm extended behind him with the hand resting over a lyre. His head is turned three-quarters to his left. He has ruddy cheeks and wears a green laurel wreath over his brown hair, a yellow-lined pink drape semé with gold foliage and red flowers, and also a turquoise cloak held on the left shoulder with a blue brooch. On the viewer's left beside the lyre is a head of tools and a pale brown pallet. On the right there is a trumpet and a lira da brachia or a lute on a heap of books with red, brown, and yellow covers. The base is picked out in turquoise and gold.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Mr Watson at the C ... Club in Savile Row, London, on 4 December 1917 for £7.10. London, 1917

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.3 cm

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 1759 - 1769

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-cast : Soft-paste porcelain slip-cast and painted over lead glaze in turquoise, green, pink, flesh, red, purple, and brown enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3074-1928
Primary reference Number: 42651
Old object number: 4230
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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