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Flora: C.848-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

Flora

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

Entities

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Notes

History note: Law Fowlsham & Cole, South Moulton Street, London, from whom bought for £9 on 11 November 1925 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1795 - 1815

Note

Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, whose festival, Floralia, held at the end of April and beginning of May was instituted in 240 BCE. In art she was usually represented holding a flowers or a wreath of flowers.

When purchased by Dr Glaisher, the dealer, Mr Cole, attributed the figure to the Pratt factory 'because of the orange colour'. However, very few items are known marked Pratt, and by the late 20th century the name was being used as a generic term for underglaze painted ware and figures coloured in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown and black.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( blue, olive-green, yellow, orange and brown oxide colours)
Surface

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.848-1928
Primary reference Number: 76221
Old object number: 4690
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 5 June 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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