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Sportswoman holding a Gun: C.10-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Sportswoman holding a Gun


Factory: Frankenthal Porcelain Factory
Director: Hannong, Paul Anton
Modeller: Lanz, Johann Wilhelm




Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in pea green, yellow, pale purple, flesh pink, red, stone, brown, and black enamels, and gilded. The very slightly concave underside is unglazed and has a grey brushstroke on it. The figure stands on a low rectangular base with rounded corners, enamelled pea green and scattered with small black strokes. She strides forward with her left leg, holding up a long-barrelled gun to her right shoulder with her right hand and supporting its barrel with her outstretched left hand. Her long hair is tied back into a bunch at the nape of her neck with a red ribbon. She wears a black tricorne hat with gold edging, and on the proper left side, a red bow held on by a gold cord; a green, fitted coat with a pink lining and stone-coloured cuffs; a white skirt with vertical rows of purple stylized flower motifs, and a gold lower edge, and yellow shoes. Resting on her left hip there is a white bag with black diagonal stripes slung from a yellowish-green cross strap.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Dr.F.R. Cowper-Reed Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 17 cm
Length: 14.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Frankenthal ⪼ The Palatinate ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1950-03-16) by Becker, H. E.


3rd quarter 18th Century
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE


Possibly Strasbourg

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( pea green, yellow, pale purple, flesh pink, red, stone, brown, and black) gold
Whole Except Base composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PH
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1950
Primary reference Number: 140094
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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