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Man and woman seated on a bank: C.8-1948

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Titles

Man and woman seated on a bank

Maker(s)

Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain group of a man and woman seated on a bank.

Soft-paste porcelain moulded, with hand-modelled parts, and hollow underneath, covered with a clear creamy-white glaze. The interior is unglazed and has several firing cracks inside the figures.The figures sit on a bank with a tree stump between their shoulders. The woman, on the right, wears a cap with 'ears' at the front a decolleté dress with the skirt lifted up over her knees to reveal the petticoat. She holds a posy in her right hand and a large flower in her left. The man, on the left, wears a broad-brimmed hat, a ruffle round his neck, a coat, and baggy breeches, stockings and shoes. He has a basket of flowers on his right knee and a flower in each hand, and leans slightly towards the woman.

Notes

History note: Purchased from J.M. Botibol, 28 Hanway Street, London.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Width: 14 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Saint-Cloud ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1948) by Botibol, J.M.

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Louis XV
Circa 1740 CE - 1750 1750 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Parts:

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, with hand-modelled parts, lead-glazed; hollow underneath
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1948
Primary reference Number: 82115
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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