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A Woman holding a Purse: PER.C.33-1922

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A Woman holding a Purse

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery

Entities

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Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and painted in blue. Within a circular medallion, a woman holding a purse; landscape background. 'Flower-head' corners.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Spencer George Perceval

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.7 cm
Height: 13.1 cm
Width: 13.1 cm

Relative size of this object

13.1 cm13.1 cm7 mm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1740 CE - 1770 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt oxide)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.C.33-1922
Primary reference Number: 15397
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 November 2017 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "A Woman holding a Purse" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/15397 Accessed: 2022-12-02 00:27:33

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