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Venus, Cupid, and a Putto: C.3175-1928

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Titles

Venus, Cupid, and a Putto

Maker(s)

Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, turquoise blue, yellowish and greyish green, flesh pink, pale purple, pale and dark brown, and a little gilding. The closed and partly concave underside is glazed in the middle, and has a round ventilation hole at the back. The eight-sided base with a rocky top, and a tree stump at the back is painted in shades of greenish-and greyish green and brown. Venus, nude except for a pale purple circlet in her pale brown hair, stands on her left leg with right knee relaxed, looking down towards Cupid whom she holds by his left hand as he flies towards her from the viewer's left. She holds his purple quiver in her right hand and has its turquoise strap over her arm. Another putto sits on a pale purple drape on the ground to the right. A gold line runs round the edge of the base.

Notes

History note: Geneen, 258 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth from whom purchased for £2.2.0. on 16 August, 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.7 cm
Width: 10.7 cm

Relative size of this object

10.7 cm21.7 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1830

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamel ( blue, turquoise blue, yellowish and greyish green, flesh pink, pale purple, pale and dark brown) gold Visible Surfaces: composed of glaze ( clear)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, turquoise blue, yellowish and greyish green, flesh pink, pale purple, pale and dark brown enamels, and a little gilding. The closed and partly concave underside is glazed in the middle, and has a round ventilation hole at the back.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: crossed swords

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Factory mark

Inscription present: script A 65

  • Text: A 65
  • Incised mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3175-1928
Primary reference Number: 74450
Old object number: 5036
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 April 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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