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Woman holding a Hamper: C.169B-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Woman holding a Hamper

Maker(s)

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain Woman holding a Hamper, slip-cast with hand-modelled details, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, bluish-green, pale yellow, flesh, pink, brown, and black enamels, and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain Woman holding a Hamper, slip-cast with hand-modelled details, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, bluish-green, pale yellow, flesh, pink, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The slightly concave underside is unglazed and has a circular ventilation hole in the viewer's back left corner under the figure. The rectangular low mound base has a wavy front edge, and is decorated on top with applied flowers and leaves. At the back on the left is a tree with two short branches near the bottom on the viewer's left, and one on each side of the top bearing bocage of leaves and clusters of small white flowers with blue centres. On the right of the base there is a low stump with applied leaves and flowers, on which rests a rectangular wickerwork hamper with its lid raised. The girl stands in front of the tree with her right foot forward. Her left hand rests on top of the hamper's lid, and in her right she holds a posy of flowers. She has brown hair and eyes, and wears a white cap, a turquoise jacket with white stomacher, and fichu, yellow skirt with a long red petticoat decorated with a puce and gold floral pattern, and a short white apron. Her yellow shoes have blue rosettes on top. On the base there are two orange and yellow flowers, a large orange flower with a puce centre, and three yellow daisies and leaves. The edge of the hamper has gold binding.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 18 cm
Width: 11.9 cm

Relative size of this object

11.9 cm18 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Dating

Gold anchor period (1759-69)
Mid 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1759 CE - 1769 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, turquoise, bluish-green, pale yellow, flesh, pink, brown, and black) gold Details

Materials used in production

presumed lead; except base Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast with hand-modelled details, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, bluish-green, pale yellow, flesh, pink, brown, and black enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: JM joined

  • Text: JM joined
  • Location: On the underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: a gold anchor

  • Text: anchor
  • Location: On the top of the base between the tree stumps
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.169B-1918
Primary reference Number: 80754
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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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