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Juno in a Chariot: C.88-1932

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Current Location: In storage


Juno in a Chariot


Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain figure of Juno riding in a Chariot accompanied by a peacock

Soft-paste porcelain figure of Juno, slip-cast, and painted overglaze in blue, turquoise, green, pale yellow, pink, dark pink, orange-red, pale purple, purple, brown, and grey enamels, and gilt. The unglazed underside has a central large ventilation hole, and three patch marks. The base is roughly circular with a six-lobed edge formed by swirling clouds and scrolls. It rises up into a cylindrical mass which supports the ornate chariot on which Juno sits, accompanied by a peacock which perches on the back of the chariot. Juno sits with her left leg forward, resting her right elbow on the side of the chariot, and holding a small globe in her left hand supporting it on her knee. She wears a red frontlet over her brown hair, and a pale yellow off-the-left shoulder dress, scattered with polychrome floral sprays, and having a turquoise lining, also a belt with a gold jewel at centre front. The peacock 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: 16.5 cm
Height: 25.0 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

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in blue, turquoise, green, pale yellow, pink, dark pink, orange-red, pale purple, purple, brown, and grey) 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 overglaze in blue, turquoise, green, pale yellow, pink, dark pink, orange-red, pale purple, purple, brown, and grey enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular label with black border in which is reserved the name

  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.88-1932
Primary reference Number: 43501
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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