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A Woman representing Asia from a set of Continents: C.3224-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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A Woman representing Asia from a set of Continents

Maker(s)

Factory: Zurich Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in dark pink, red, khaki, shades of greyish-brown, and black enamels, and a little gold. The glazed underside is slightly concave and has a rib running from right to left crossed by two short ribs with a half rib between them at the front. The underside of the outer edge and ribs are unglazed. The group is supported on a shallow oval base with an uneven top mottled in shades of brown and khaki to imitate rocks. A woman representing Asia stands beside a recumbent camel with her right hand resting on its head, her left arm held in front of her, and her head turned to her left. She has brown hair with a gold diadem at the front, and wears a white chemise, a cuirass-like bodice with black scale pattern, a red and pink striped skirt, black sandals, and a dark pink cloak which falls down at the back onto the greyish-brown camel.

Notes

History note: Sydney Hand, Grafton Street from whom purchased for £3.15s.0d. on 31 July 1918 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Schooren ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, third quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1770

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( dark pink, red, khaki, shades of greyish-brown, and black) gold ( very little)
Base Depth 8.9 cm Width 11.8 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in dark pink, red, khaki, shades of greyish-brown, and black enamels, and a little gold. The glazed underside is slightly concave and has a rib running from right to left crossed by two short ribs with a half rib between them at the front. The underside of the outer edge and ribs are unglazed.
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: H
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Incised mark
  • Text: Z/..
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3224-1928
Primary reference Number: 74536
Old object number: 5401
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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