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South Slavonic Policeman or The Well-armed Pandur: C.16-1954

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

South Slavonic Policeman or The Well-armed Pandur

Maker(s)

Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Eberlein, Johann Friedrich

Entities

Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, red, brown, cream, grey and black enamels, and gilt. The flat unglazed underside has a small round ventilation hole under the support. The low rounded triangular base has a tree stump at the back, and its top is strewn with applied leaves, two yellow roses, and two blue flowers. The Pandur stands on his left leg with his right advanced and slightly to the side. His left shoulder is forward and he looks towards his left. His left hand rests on his belt, and he grasps a scimitar in his right hand which is extended a little behind him. He has a black moustache, and black short hair, covered by a fur-trimmed, yellow bag-shaped cap. He wears a white coat with blue cuffs and gold buttons, red breeches, and red sandals. A musket is slung across his back by means of a brown strap across his chest. A cream bag hangs on his right side from a black belt, and a scabbard for a dagger on the left. Two brown and grey pistols are attached to the belt at centre front, and a sword in a gold and white scabbard is suspended at his left side by means of a cream strap which passes over his right shoulder.

Notes

History note: Purchased by the 2nd Lord Fisher of Kilverstone from Stoner & Evans, London, on 1 May, 1934, for £26

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Depth: 9 cm
Height: 23 cm
Width: 11.3 cm

Relative size of this object

11.3 cm23 cm9 cm What does this represent?

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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

Note

The name Pandur is of Serbo-Croation origin and became proverbial in German for brutal soldiery. The figure was Meissn model, no. 407.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, red, brown, cream, grey and black) gilding
Visible Surfaces composed of glaze ( clear)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, red, brown, cream, grey and black enamels, and gilt. The flat unglazed underside has a small round ventilation hole under the support

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: F
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular white paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: printed in red, the Fisher crest with 'No.' (o raised) below, followed by '411' hand-written in black ink.
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Printed in red and hand-written in black
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 14
  • Location: On label to left of crest
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16-1954
Primary reference Number: 140138
Model number: 407
Old object number: 411
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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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