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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Circular lead-glazed earthenware plaque painted in polychrome enamels with a rural scene showing a girl walking from market towards a village church

Cream earthenware, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, shades of yellowish-green, yellow, purple, brown, grey, and black enamels. On the reverse there is an unglazed area around the outer edge. Circular, with a flat centre and a raised edge, sloping outwards on the outside. The flat area is painted with a rural scene. A young a woman wearing early 19th century dress is depicted walking along a path leading to a distant church and village. She is evidently coming home from market, as she is carrying a basket with a lamb in it. To the right of her there is an irregular plank fence and two trees, and to her left, two smaller trees on a bank. At top centre there is a suspension holeThe inside edge of the frame is decorated in brown with a bead and reel border, and the exterior is dark brown overall. On the back, painted in red enamel is the title, 'Country Girl, returning/from Market,/1830".

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Donor and date of acquisition unknown

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.6 cm
Height: 1.5 cm


19th Century, second quarter#
George IV
William IV
Production date: dated AD 1830


Accessioned as 'Perhaps a pot-lid with the flange ground down', but it is large for a pot-lid, and it seems more likely to have been made to hang up as a small picture

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, yellowish-green, yellow, purple, brown, grey, and black)

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Country Girl, returning from Market, 1830
  • Location: Back
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-X
Primary reference Number: 71310
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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