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Pomona: C.2746C-1928

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Titles

Pomona

Maker(s)

Unidentified Delft factory (Production)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware figure of Pomona painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple

Pale buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple. The slender figure is supported on a circular mound base with a scrolled edge, coloured green with a few red strokes here and there on its top. Pomona stands on her right foot with her left relaxed behind it. Her left arm rests on a large yellow cornucopia filled with fruit. She holds a yellow fruit in her right hand which she holds in front of her at waist level. She has manganese-purple hair and wears an off the shoulder dress with a yellow top and manganese-purple lower part which is split on the right side to reveal her leg.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Late 18th to 19th century
Circa 1780 CE - 1880 CE

Note

Although this figure and its three companions bear the mark of Pieter Kocs who directed the Greek A Factory between 1701-22, they were probably made in the 19th century. Rackham (1935) however, considered that they were Dutch and early 18th century, but mentioned that their authenticity had been questioned

Pomona was the Roman goddess of fruitful abundance, symbolized by her cornucopia full of fruit.

School or Style

Neoclassical

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple) Base Diameter 5.8 cm

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze pale buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing Moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PAK
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: unclear

  • Text: 84988
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2746C-1928
Primary reference Number: 74011
Old object number: 2424
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Pomona" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/74011 Accessed: 2022-05-29 09:40:44

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