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Shepherd with Dog: C.90A-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Shepherd with Dog

Maker(s)

Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory

Entities

Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Shepherd with Dog, slip cast, with hand-modelled details, lead-glazed, and painted in turquoise, green, yellow, pale orange, orange, dark pink, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. the slightly convex underside is unglazed round the edge, and glazed in the middle. It has a circular ventilation hole at the back below the tree stump.

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Shepherd with Dog, slip cast, with hand-modelled details, lead-glazed, and painted in turquoise, green, yellow, pale orange, orange, dark pink, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. the slightly convex underside is unglazed round the edge, and glazed in the middle. It has a circular ventilation hole at the back below the tree stump. the high D-shaped mound base is moulded at the front with a C-scroll and rocaille 'frilling'. It rises up at the back into a tree stump with lateral branches bearing applied flowers and leaves. The shepherd stands in front of the stump on his right leg with his left leg advanced. He has a bagpipe under his left arm, and holds its pipe in both hands. He has brown hair tied back with a yellow bow, and wears a green hat with a yellow underside to the brim, and a purple ribbon round the crown. The left side of the brim is turned up and held by a gold clasp. He has a dark pink coat with pale orange lining and gold buttons, a yellow waistcoat with a striped brown and orange border, orange and white striped breeches with a purple bow on each knee, white stockings, and yellow shoes with purple bows. A dog lies at his feet looking up towards him. It is white with reddish-brown patches, and a black collar. The applied flowers are painted in yellow and purple, orange-red, yellow, and dark pink, with green leaves. The moulding across the front of the base is picked out in pink, a little turquoise, and gold.

Legal notes

Given by Francis L. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

18th Century, Mid
George III
Gold anchor period (1759-69)
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( turquoise, green, yellow, pale orange, orange, dark pink, purple, brown, and black) gold
Base Width 12 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip cast, with hand-modelled details, lead-glazed, and painted in turquoise, green, yellow, pale orange, orange, dark pink, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. the slightly convex underside is unglazed round the edge, and glazed in the middle. It has a circular ventilation hole at the back below the tree stump
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a gold anchor

  • Text: an anchor
  • Location: On the left of the back of the tree stump
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90A-1950
Primary reference Number: 47924
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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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