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Taylor's Wife and Family mounted on a Nanny Goat: C.106-1932

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Taylor's Wife and Family mounted on a Nanny Goat

Maker(s)

Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Eberlein, Johann Friedrich (After)
Modeller: Kändler, Johann Joachim (After)

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Taylor's wife and Family mounted on a Nanny Goat

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Taylor's wife and Family, slip-cast, with hand-modelled details, lead-glazed and painted in dark blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink red, purple, shades of brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilt. The underside has a large, central, circular ventilation hole. Most of the surface has been ground down, and is unglazed.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England
  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-10-14) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1800

Note

After a less elaborate Meissen original by J. F. Eberlein, recorded in 1740 '1 Schneiderfrau mit einem stillenden Kinde auf einer Ziege reitend, nebst einer jungen Ziege, di sauget'.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( dark blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink red, purple, shades of brown, grey, and black) gold
Details

Materials used in production

presumed lead 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 dark blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink red, purple, shades of brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilt. The underside has a large, central, circular ventilation hole. Most of the surface has been ground down, and is unglazed.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: script N in No

  • Text: No 62 underlined
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: X
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 5
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in pale purple
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: FRANCES/L.DICKSON
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label with serrated edges and a printed red stripe

  • Text: NG Pau or Pall
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.106-1932
Primary reference Number: 82473
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 October 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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