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Seated Girl playing a Lute: C.112-1932

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Seated Girl playing a Lute

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Seated Girl playing the Lute, slip-cast, and decorated underglaze in blue, and overglaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink, red, dark maroon, brown, grey, and black enamels, and heavily gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain figure, slip-cast, and decorated underglaze in blue, and overglaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink, red, dark maroon, brown, grey, and black enamels, and heavily gilt. The underside of the base is unglazed and has a large oval ventilation hold in the centre. The base is octagonal with moulded sides. The girl sits on a chair with a high back and curved legs, under which there is a pile of books. She faces front with her head tilted slightly to her left, and her left leg forward, and holds a lute in both hands. On her knee there is a King Charles Spaniel. She has a ruddy complexion and brown hair. She wears a white frill round her neck, a dark blue open robe with yellow sleeve ruffles, a white petticoat with a striped design of roses, green wavy lines, and gold foliage, and black shoes. The lute is brown; the dog pale grey and black, and the books have alternately red and maroon bindings with yellow or gold fore-edges.The chair has gold legs and rails and is upholstered in a gold diapered fabric with small blue flowers at the intersections and pink roses in the spaces. Over the back there is a red and yellow drape. The top of the base is mottled in yellow, green, and maroon, and the edges are heavily gilt.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Depth: 10.7 cm
Height: 15.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-10-14) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1806 CE - 1825 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink, red, dark maroon, brown, grey, and black) underglaze cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

might be bone china Soft-paste porcelain presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and decorated underglaze in blue, and overglaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink, red, dark maroon, brown, grey, and black enamels, and heavily gilt. The underside of the base is unglazed and has a large oval ventilation hold in the centre
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 11
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: a crown over crossed batons and dots with D below
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 53
  • Location: On underside of base, to right of factory mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.112-1932
Primary reference Number: 71378
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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