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The Adoration of the Kings: C.2-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Adoration of the Kings

Maker(s)

Production: uncertain

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Description

Earthenware moulded in high relief and coloured with blue, pale green, pale yellow, and manganese-purple and clear glazes. Rectangular with a projecting basin at the bottom. The Holy Family are situated in the middle of an ornate architectural setting with two columns on the left and a triumphal arch in the background. A bearded man leans over a balcony at top right. Two kings wearing hats approach from the right, and the third is either a man wearing a hat who is partly hidden by one of the columns, or a bare-headed man kneeling on the base of the other column. Below the figures, projecting from the middle of a balustrade there is a hemi-spherical basin for holy water, decorated on the front with a winged cherub's head. The reverse is concealed by the wooden back of the carved and gilt wood frame.

Notes

History note: Francis Bennett Goldeney ; Lt Col. Kenneth Dingwall, DSO

Legal notes

Given by Lt Col. Kenneth Dingwall, DSO

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935-02-04) by Dingwall, Kenneth, Lt Col., DSO

Dating

17th Century
1600 CE - 1650 CE

School or Style

Palissy

Components of the work

Frame composed of wood gilt Depth 3.6 cm Height 40.5 cm Width 29.5 cm

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding in relief
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: elongated rectangular paper label with cut corners and wide printed blue border with a narrow blue line inside it

  • Text: French.Palissy School/16th century pottery. a/similar in V.A. museum
  • Location: On the wooden back board of the frame
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular pale brown paper label printed in black with a square boarder with crosses in the corners and arrow-like motifs along the sides

  • Text: printed in black 'F.B. GOLDNEY./LOAN/No' and hand-written in black ink '78'
  • Location: On the wooden back board of the rame near the top left corne
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label discoloured pale brown

  • Text: printed in black 'K./DINGWALL/COLLECTION/No.' and hand-written in black ink'D K.X./180
  • Location: On the wooden back board of the frame beside the lower edge
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in black
  • Type: Collector's label

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: printed in a semi-circle in black T.G. & Co. (London), Ltd.' and hand-written in black '532/Repair'
  • Location: On the wooden back board of the frame on the right side
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in black, now faded
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1935
Primary reference Number: 73199
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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