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Sportswoman with Partridge: C.97-1932

Object information

Titles

Sportswoman with Partridge

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a sportswoman holding a partridge, standing in front of a tree stump, painted in enamels and gilded

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a sportswoman holding a partridge, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted onglaze in a little blue, turquoise, green, yelllow, flesh pink, purple, red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The unglazed underside has a large round central ventilation hole, and three patch marks. The mound base has at the back a tree trunk with a branch and leaves on the viewer's left, and a root at bottom right. There are three groups of applied leaves on the front of the base. The sportswoman stands on her left leg with her right slightly advanced. She holds a partridge (?) on her left hand, and with her right supports a gun which rests on its butt beside her. She has brown hair and eyes, pink cheeks, and red lips. She wears a round hat with a red brim and two white feathers at the front; a pink jacket with yellow collar, cuffs, and lining, gold buttons, and edges, and a matching skirt hitched up to show a petticoat scattered with red and blue flowers and purple leaves, and edged with gold. Her black shoes each have a red flower on top. A turquoise bag is suspended behind her back by a black strap over her left shoulder.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 15 cm
Width: 5.7 cm

Relative size of this object

5.7 cm15 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Circa 1770 - 1775

Note

This figure is a companion to the Sportsman C.96-1932

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, turquoise, green, yelllow, flesh pink, purple, red, brown, and black) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain,slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted onglaze in a little blue, turquoise, green, yelllow, flesh pink, purple, red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The unglazed underside has a large round central ventilation hole, and three patch marks
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 50 and either script G or ej
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.97-1932
Primary reference Number: 43507
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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