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Gentleman: C.17-1954

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)




Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Kändler, Johann Joachim




Hard-paste porcelain figure of a gentleman painted in enamels and gilt

Hard-past porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in green, yellow, red, purple, grey, and black enamels and a little gold. He stands against a broad white stump on a low white square base decorated with applied coloured flowers and foliage. With his right hand he holds his black three cornered hat, which rests on part of the stump, and in his left hand he holds a pair of white gloves. He wears a long white coat with green lining cuffs, gold buttons, and trimmings, and white breeches and long black boots. His black belt is fastened in front with a gold buckle, and from it hangs on the left his gold hilted sword in a brown scabbard. His grey wig is fastened behind with a black ribbons, below which his black perruque hangs down as far as his belt.


History note: Bought from Hyam & Co, London, on 23 May 23, 1938, for £25 by Lord Fisher; Lord and Lady Fisher of Kilverstone

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 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

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1954
Primary reference Number: 140144
Old object number: 418
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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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