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Girl with Watering Can or the Gardener's Companion: EC.21-1938

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Girl with Watering Can or the Gardener's Companion

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a female gardener holding a watering can, standing on a low mound base with a tree stump at the back, painted in enamels

Soft-paste porcelain figure, slip-cast, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, pink, orange-red, pale orange-red, purple, pale brown, reddish brown, and black enamels. The underside is unglazed with a large ventilation hole in the middle. The oval low mound base has at the back a tree stump with a branch and foliage on the viewer's left. The girl stands in front of it with her right foot forward, holding a watering can in both hands in front of her. She has blue eyes, and on her head has a broad-brimmed white hat with an orange-red ribbon round the crown, and a pale orange-red underside to the brim. She wears a full-sleeved white blouse, a pink dress laced over a blue stomacher, a white petticoat with vertical striped patterns in blue, yellow, puce and purple, and black shoes, with a yellow daisy on the top of each. The base and most of the stump are green, and on the ground there are three separate applied yellow flowers and leaves.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Cecil E. Byas Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938-01-19) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

Late 18th century
Early 19th Century
George III
George IV
Circa 1775 - 1825

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, pink, orange-red, pale orange-red, purple, pale brown, reddish brown, and black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, pink, orange-red, pale orange-red, purple, pale brown, reddish brown, and black enamels. The underside is unglazed with a large ventilation hole in the middle.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 204 NW
  • Location: In base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.21-1938
Primary reference Number: 42695
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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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