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Head of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65): EC.8-1943

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Head of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65)

Maker(s)

Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory

Entities

Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain head of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, probably press-moulded, and covered with cloudy lead-glaze.

Soft-paste porcelain, probably press-moulded, and covered with cloudy lead-glaze. The Duke faces front. He has plump cheeks and a slight double chin. His hair is dressed with upstanding curls at the front and side, and is tied back into a queue with a large bow in the nape of his neck. He wears a breastplate decorated with a panel of scale pattern with a Medusa head at the top. The lower edge is curved at the front and almost straight at the back.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

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

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

glassy type Soft-paste porcelain
presumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, probably press-moulded, and covered with cloudy lead-glaze
Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.8-1943
Primary reference Number: 80511
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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