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Jupiter in a Chariot: C.39-1932

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Current Location: In storage


Jupiter in a Chariot


Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory
William Duesbury & Co.




Soft-paste porcelain figure of Jupiter seated in a chariot acompanied by an eagle

Soft-paste porcelain figure of Jupiter, slip-cast, and painted overglaze in turquoise, green, pale yellow, pink, dark pink, orange-red, pale purple, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The unglazed base has a small central ventilation hold, and four patch marks. The approximately circular base has a lobed outline formed by swirling waves or clouds. It rises up in the middle to support the ornate chariot in which Jupiter sits, accompanied by an eagle which perches on the chariot at his feet. Jupiter is bearded and wears a red and gold crown over his brown hair. He sits with his left leg forward, and holds a thunderbolt behind him in his left hand. His right arm is held across his body. He wears a pink drape with a stylised floral pattern, turquoise lining and gilt edge. The eagle is painted naturalistically. The chariot is picked out in gold, and the base is pale yellow and pale purple.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Depth: 14.0 cm
Height: 25.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770


The model was derived from a Meissen figure.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted overglaze in turquoise, green, pale yellow, pink, dark pink, orange-red, pale purple, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39-1932
Primary reference Number: 43460
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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