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Female Fruit Vendor: C.84-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Female Fruit Vendor

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Female Fruit Vendor, press-moulded, covered with speckly lead-glaze, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Female Fruit Vendor, press-moulded, covered with speckly lead-glaze, painted in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, dark pink, orange-red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The underside of the base is glazed except for most of the edge. The fruit vendor stands on a rounded diamond-shaped base with a convex top, rising up at the back to support her skirt. She stands on her right leg with her left foot forward, and leans back slightly from the waist, as she holds up her apron with both hands. Her right arm is bent at the elbow with the hand at waist level, and the left arm is stretched out. The apron is partly filled with fruit and foliage. Her hair is brown, and her features are boldly delineated in brown and red. She wears a pinner with lappets, and an orange-red ribbon and bow on top; brown earrings, and a black ribbon round her neck; a chemise under a dark pink low-necked bodice with gold edging and orange-red cuffs, each with a gold bow; a white apron over a pale yellow skirt, with a blue border round the hemline; and black shoes with gold bows. A blue flower is pinned to her left bodice front. The top of the base is faintly coloured with greyish-green and dribbles of thin yellow.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Given by Francis L. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1753 - 1755

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, dark pink, orange-red, brown, and black) lead-glaze ( presumed lead) gold
Base Depth 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

presumed phosphatic and containing bone ash Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, covered with speckly lead-glaze, painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.84-1950
Primary reference Number: 42211
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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