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Seated Musician with flageot and tabour: EC.5A-1938

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Seated Musician with flageot and tabour

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Seated Musician, press-moulded with hand-modelled details, painted over lead glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, puce, a little red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Seated Musician, press-moulded with hand-modelled details, painted over lead glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, puce, a little red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. Apart from the feet the underside is glazed and has a circular ventilation hole in the centre. The square base has four scroll feet with a rocaille motif between the front two. At the back there is a tree stump with on each side, a low branch bearing applied leaves. On the front there is a blue flower with three leaves, and three leaves with flower missing.
The musician sits with his right leg crossed behind his left. His head is tilted to his right, and he blows a flageolet which he holds in his left hand. His right arm is held across his body in order to beat the tabor which is suspended on his left on a blue strap. He has brown hair, and wears a black hat, a white neckcloth and shirt, a pale yellow waistcoat with a puce and gold border, a pink jacket with a blue collar and lining and gold edges and buttons, flowered white breeches with puce rosettes at the knees, white stockings and black shoes with puce flowers on top. His tabour has pink sides and blue and gold bands round the top and a blue band round the bottom.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.7 cm
Width: 11.1 cm

Relative size of this object

11.1 cm19.7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, puce, a little red, brown, and black) gold Details

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded with hand-modelled details, painted over lead glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, puce, a little red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.5A-1938
Primary reference Number: 41987
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 May 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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