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Sphinx: C.3060-1928

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

Sphinx

Maker(s)

Production: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory

Entities

Categories

Description

Glassy soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded (?), and lead-glazed. The glaze has small black speckles here and here, particularly round the lower edges of the sphinx. The open underside has a bevelled edge, and is unglazed. The sphinx is recumbent on a low rectangular base. She faces forward with her head tilted slightly to her right. Her hair is tied back into a knot and then falls down in two strands, over her right shoulder in front and over the left at the back. She wears a small cap on the left side of her head, a drape around her shoulders, and a shaped cloth over her back with two tassels on each side.

Notes

History note: Puttick and Simpson, London, 15 June, 1923, lot 156.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Length: 14.6 cm
Width: 8.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Mid
Raised anchor period (1749-1752)
Circa 1749 CE - 1752 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production

glassy type Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Glassy soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded (?), and lead-glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: octagonal paper label with blue line on five sides inscribed in Dr Glaisher's hand

  • Text: 'No 4212./White Chelsea/sphinx with the/face of Peg Wof-/ington./b. at Puttick's June 15, 1923'
  • Location: On the underside
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: a coat of arms, and inscribed in black ink on the left of it 'Chelsea' and on the right 'Peg Woffington'.
  • Location: On the underside
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Circular paper label printed with a black line edging and 'J.W.L. GLAISHER COLLECTION' and in the middle in black ink, '4212'.

  • Text: 'J.W.L. GLAISHER COLLECTION' and in the middle in black ink, '4212'
  • Location: On the underside
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3060-1928
Primary reference Number: 80203
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 August 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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