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Gardener: C.10-1954

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Gardener

Maker(s)

Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Eberlein, Johann Friedrich

Entities

Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels.
He stands in a walking attitude, supported by a tall white stump, on a low white base decorated with one coloured flower and foliage. He holds a wicker basket containing flowers to his right side, resting on the top of the stump.
He wears a boat shaped hat with crossed straps and a puce rosette, and a short white coat with red lining and red wrist bands. Beneath this, he wears a white shirt fastened with grey ribbon, and black breeches. His legs and feet are bare, and his black hair trails down his back.

Notes

History note: Bought from Willy Lissauer, Berlin, on July 23, 1933, for £26

Legal notes

Given by Lord and Lady Fisher through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

18.4

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Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1954-01-14) by Fisher, Lord and Lady

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Circa 1745 - 1750

Materials used in production

Enamel
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Modelling
Enamelling

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Location: Underneath the base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1954
Primary reference Number: 140095
Old object number: 392
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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