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Peasant sowing Corn: C.13-1954

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Peasant sowing Corn


Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Kändler, Johann Joachim (Modeller)


Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels.
He strides along scattering corn with his right hand, supported by a large white sack of corn by his right side, in front of which stands another small sack, on a low white circular based tinged with green and yellow. With his left hand he supports seed corn lying in a thick white cloth, slung over his left shoulder and under his right arm, knotted behind him.
He wears a black three cornered hat over his long grey hair, a sleeveless red-lined coat, a white shirt, pale straw breeches, white stockings, and black shoes with gold buckles.


History note: Bought from Albert Amor, London on 30 May 1935 for £10

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1745 - 1750

Materials used in production

Enamels Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Modelling Enamelling

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: scarcely discernable

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13-1954
Primary reference Number: 140118
Old object number: 405
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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