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Lady playing a Piccolo: C.88B-1950

Object information

Titles

Lady playing a Piccolo

Maker(s)

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)
David Willems (Modeller)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Lady playing a Piccolo, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, pink, brown, and black enamel, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Lady playing a Piccolo, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, pink, brown, and black enamel, and gilt. The unglazed underside of the base has four patch marks, and a round central ventilation hole. The irregularly shaped low mound base rises up at the back into a tree stump with, on the viewer's left, a projecting branch bearing three separate applied flowers and leaves. The girl sits on the stump, leaning to her right, and turning her head to her left as she blows on the piccolo held in both hands. She has long brown hair, tied in a pony tail by a blue bow, and has a small white cap on the side of her head. She wears a white chemise, and a yellow bodice with turquoise cuffs, and gold binding. The bodice has is held together down the front by three blue bows, and there are seven more: one on each shoulder, one on each cuff, one at centre back and one at the top of the side slits. Her petticoat is turquoise, and her skirt is pink with a white lining. Her shoes are yellow with blue bows on top. The front and back of the base are applied with flowers of different colours with green or turquoise leaves.

Legal notes

Given by Francis L. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 15 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Red anchor period (1752-1756)
Mid 18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1755

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, pink, brown, and black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, pink, brown, and black enamel, and gilt.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a red anchor

  • Text: anchor
  • Location: On the back ner bottom of rock
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: half of a circular paper label

  • Text: Chelsea/c, 1752-55
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in faded red ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.88B-1950
Primary reference Number: 80591
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Lady playing a Piccolo" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/80591 Accessed: 2022-05-29 09:14:26

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