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Europe from a set of Continents or Four Quarters of the Globe: EC.6A-1943

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Europe from a set of Continents or Four Quarters of the Globe

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)
William Duesbury & Co. (Proprietor)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of Europe, painted in enamels and gilt, and inscribed 'EUROPE' on the front of the base

Soft-paste porcelain figure of Europe, slip-cast, with applied moulded details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, pale flesh orange, orange, pink, dark pink, and greyish-black, and gilt.. The closed underside has three patch marks and a large circular ventilation hole. The approximately circular mound base has slightly incurved sides with two kidney-shaped holes on each side between scrolls, and at the front, an asymmetrical cartouche inscribed ‘EUROPE’ in gold. At the back there is a tree stump with two lateral branches bearing small applied flowers and leaves. The girl stands with her feet together, her left arm raised, and her right arm near her side, holding an orb in the hand. She has ruddy cheeks, and black hair drawn up into a pony tail. On her head she has a white crown semé with gold dots, and lined with orange, attached to a white and gold headband. She wears a long flowered dress, off the left shoulder, and a turquoise drape lined with pink. The edges of the dress and belt are have a gilt edging. On the base on her left there is an upside down cornucopia of fruit, a painter's palette, a mitre on a book, and another book with a sheet of paper over it. On her right there is a cornucopia of fruit, a pink helmet and two gold and white batons. In front of her is a pink flask, a pink and brown gavel, telescope, and set square and a gold object with a round end. The base is picked out in pink, turquoise and gold.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Angus W.C. Crisp in memory of his father, George Crisp

Measurements and weight

Height: 23 cm
Width: 11.4 cm

Relative size of this object

11.4 cm23 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943-05-29) by Crisp, Angus William Clabbon

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780

Note

The immediate prototype for the Derby set of Continents was probably the Chelsea set dating from about 1759.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, pale flesh orange, orange, pink, dark pink, and greyish-black) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip cast, with applied moulded details, painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, pale flesh orange, orange, pink, dark pink, and greyish-black enamels, and gilded
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.6A-1943
Primary reference Number: 76986
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Europe from a set of Continents or Four Quarters of the Globe" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76986 Accessed: 2022-08-18 18:08:49

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