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Lady holding a Falcon: C.18-1954

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Lady holding a Falcon


Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, brown, grey and black enamels. The lady stands on a low white circular base, decorated with one encrusted flower in foliage and two leaves. A falcon with a blue crested hood sits on her gloved left hand, while she holds the lure in front of her with her gloved right hand. She wears a black three cornered hat, a yellow coat with blue lining and capacious buttoned side pockets. She also wears a low cut white dress with a black bodice laced in front, and a white apron and blue border. Her stockings are white, and black shoes with red bows.


History note: Hyam & Co, London, from whom bought for £30 on 23 May 1938 by the 2nd Lord Fisher of Kilverstone

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.2 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 1747 - 1750

Components of the work


Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: K/H/C
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-1954
Primary reference Number: 140146
Old object number: 419
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 6 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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