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Actor from 'The Blown Kiss': C.86A-1950

Object information

Titles

Actor from 'The Blown Kiss'

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)
Derived from Kändler, Johann Joachim (Modeller)
Inspired by Filloeul, Pierre (Engraver)
After Pater, Jean-Baptiste Joseph (Painter)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of an Actor from 'The Blown Kiss', press-moulded, covered with very pale turquoise glaze, and painted underglaze in dark blue, and overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of an Actor from 'The Blown Kiss', press-moulded, covered with very pale turquoise lead-glaze, and painted underglaze in dark blue, and overglaze in pale blue, turquoise, green, dark flesh pink, pale and dark mauve, red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The glaze on the concave underside appears pale blue. The low, approximately circular scrolled base is pierced by five openings at the front. The man stands with his feet turned out and wide apart. He turns to his left and holds his right fingers up to his chin. His left hand holds his gown across his body. He has brown hair, with his queue in a black bag, and wears a white shirt, a long dressing gown of pale mauve fabric decorated with dark mauve and turquoise stylised flower heads, and having dark blue cuffs with gold edges and a turquoise lining. His dark blue breeches are decorated with red and gold floral motifs in reserves, and he has red slippers. The top of the base is decorated with two applied flowers and leaves, and the scrolls are picked out in turquoise, green, and gold.

Notes

History note: Colonel and Mrs W.D. Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.5 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 III
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 1765 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( pale blue, turquoise, green, dark flesh pink, pale and dark mauve, red, brown, and black) lead-glaze ( presumed lead) gold

Materials used in production

presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, covered with very pale turquoise lead-glaze, and painted underglaze in dark blue, and overglaze in pale blue, turquoise, green, dark flesh pink, pale and dark mauve, red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.86A-1950
Primary reference Number: 42241
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 October 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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