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Woman holding a Hen: C.15-1954

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Titles

Woman holding a Hen

Maker(s)

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

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels.
She stands on a low whit circular base, encrusted with coloured flowers and foliage, and points with her right hand to a brown and white hen, which she carries on her left arm.
She wears a black cap, wrapped with a white cloth knotted at the back. Her brown bodice has a black front with brown shoulder-straps, a white kerchief hanging down over her back, over a white chemise with turned up sleeves. A long white skirt is under a pale straw coloured apron, and she also wears white stockings and black shoes with pale straw bows.

Notes

History note: Bought from Willy Lissauer, Berlin, on 21 April 1933 for £35

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.3 cm

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
Production date: circa AD 1750

Materials used in production

Enamels 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

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.15-1954
Primary reference Number: 140134
Old object number: 407
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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