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Apollo standing amidst Trophies of the Arts: C.3065-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Apollo standing amidst Trophies of the Arts


Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory
Proprietor: Planché, Andrew




Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and glazed with dry-edge.

Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and lead-glazed, with dry-edge. The underside of the base is unglazed and has a circular ventilation hole near the back. The low mound base is approximately circular and has a tree stump at the back with a projecting branch on the viewer’s left. Apollo stands with his left leg forward, his left arm extended in front, and his right arm extended to the side. His head is turned slightly to his left. He has long wavy hair and wears a wreath over it, and a voluminous drape caught up with a brooch on his left shoulder. On the ground on the viewer’s right is a heap of three books, a lyra da braccio, and a trumpet, and on the left, a painter’s palette and brushes, a hammer and another instrument. An object above these has been broken off.


History note: Puttick & Simpson, London, 27 July 1917, lot 111 £2.5s.0d. (including a Bristol figure); Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 7 cm
Height: 16.5 cm
Width: 11 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1750 - 1755


This model is no. B21 in Bradshaw's list of dry-edge Derby Figures, see Documentation. It is known in the white, and enamelled on a low and on a higher base.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

presumed lead glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, probably slip-cast, and lead-glazed with dry-edge

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3065-1928
Primary reference Number: 43354
Old object number: 4229
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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