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Girl representing Asia from a set of Continents or Four Quarters of the Globe: EC.6B-1943

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Girl representing Asia from a set of Continents or Four Quarters of the Globe

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of Asia, painted in enamels, and gilt; inscribed 'ASIA; on the front of the base

Soft-paste porcelain figure of Asia, slip-cast with applied moulded details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, pale orange, orange, pink, red, and black enamels, and gilt. The closed underside has three indistinct patch makers and a circular ventilation hole (smaller than on C.6A). The approximately circular base has incurved sides with three kidney-shaped holes between scrolls on each side, and an asymmetrical cartouche at the front inscribed ‘ASIA’ in gold. The girl stands in front of a recumbent camel with its head on the viewer’s right. She stands on her left leg with her right foot resting on a stone a little higher. She looks towards her left, and holds a bunch of red berries in her left hand which is stretched out a little away from her side, and in her right holds up to shoulder level, a small flaming vase. She has black hair and ruddy cheeks. On her head she has a pink cloth and a garland of fruit and foliage. She wears a shoulderless white dress with a jewelled turquoise stomacher, and a white drape patterned with red and blue flowers and gold foliage, and lined with pink. The camel is white with one black hoof, a pale orange muzzle, and black irises to its eyes. On the front of the base there are four groups of applied flowers: blue, dark pink, and orange, and dark pink all with yellow centres, and leaves. Across the back of the base there is a large group of blue and yellow flowers and leaves. The base is picked out in pink, turquoise, and gold.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.5 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

Relative size of this object

11.5 cm21.5 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

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, turquoise, yellow, pale orange, orange, pink, red, and black) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead glaze Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip casting : Soft-paste porcelain slip-cast with moulded details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, pale orange, orange, pink, red, and black enamels, and gilt. The closed underside has three indistinct patch makers and a circular ventilation hole
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.6B-1943
Primary reference Number: 76987
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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) "Girl representing Asia from a set of Continents or Four Quarters of the Globe" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76987 Accessed: 2022-08-07 21:31:56

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