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Gardener: C.10-1954

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)




Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Eberlein, Johann Friedrich




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.


History note: Bought from Willy Lissauer, Berlin, on July 23, 1933, for £26 by Cecil, 2nd Baron Fisher; Lord and Lady Fisher

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight


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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


18th Century, Mid
Circa 1745 - 1750


This figure of a gardener has flowers in his basket, but on other examples he has vegetables. The figure is paired with a slightly earlier model of a female gardener with a basket of vegetables (see C.11-1954) , The figure is Meissen model no. 1044.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel
Surface composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


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: Tuesday 21 November 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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