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Fisherman: C.2-1954

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)




Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Kändler, Johann Joachim




Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in enamels. The fisherman stands on a low white base encrusted with flowers and foliage and is supported at the back by a tall white stump. With his left hand, he holds in front of him the handle of a white fishing net containing several fish, in his right he holds a fish which he has just taken out of the net. He wears a white straw hat with an upturned peak, a white shirt with turned up sleeves, open in the front, and putty coloured trousers rolled up above the knees.


History note: Bought from J. Rochelle Thomas, London on 18 March 1933, for £14 by the 2nd 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: 19.7 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 CE - 1750 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Method of creation: Underglaze blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1954
Primary reference Number: 140174
Old object number: 365
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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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