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Flora representing Spring with a Putto: C.3194-1928

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Flora representing Spring with a Putto

Maker(s)

Ansbach-Bruckberg Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt.

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in greyish-blue, yellowish-green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, mauve, purple, red and brown enamels, and gilt. The glazed underside is closed and recessed with two small circular ventilation holes and five blunted conical supports. The base is of rounded triangular shape, and has a tree stump at the back. Flora stands in front of it on her left leg with her right advanced with knee bent. She holds a vertical flowering branch in both hands. She has long brown hair tied at the back with a pink ribbon, pink cheeks, and red lips. Her white off-the-shoulder robe is decorated with scattered gold sprays, and is held up over her left shoulder by a purple strap. A blue and yellow drape is wrapped around her waist and right arm, and hangs down at the back. A brown-haired and nude putto, lies on the ground in front of her with his right arm raised under the drape. The top of the base is touched with yellowish green and has three flowers and leaves applied at intervals.

Notes

History note: Foster's Auction Room, 54 Pall Mall, London, 14 June 1923, lot 109 bought for £1.2s. 0d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bruckberg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1765

Note

The figure was accessioned as Venus and Cupid.The model was first produced at Fürstenberg c. 1757-8, where it was modelled by Simon Feilner after an ivory figure of Flora representing Spring by Balthasar Permoser (1651-1733). The ivory was then in the ducal collection, and is now in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig (see Documentation)

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( greyish-blue, yellowish-green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, mauve, purple, red and brown) gold Base Width 11.8 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, painted in greyish-blue, yellowish-green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, mauve, purple, red and brown enamels, and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3194-1928
Primary reference Number: 74473
Old object number: 4208
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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