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A Tyrolian Woman selling Trinkets: C.3-1954

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


A Tyrolian Woman selling Trinkets


Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Reinicke, Peter
Modeller: Kändler, Johann Joachim




Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, painted in enamels and gilded. She stands on a small low circular base, encrusted with yellow flowers and green foliage. In front of her she holds a brown box with pink lining, in which are closely packed a lot of trinkets, such as mirrors, scissors, spectacles, bucklers, and similar articles. In her right hand she holds a gold box. Over her closely cropped light hair she wears a broad pink hat with a green ribbon and golden brim. She also wears a white frilled blouse with short sleeves with green bows, under a green bodice trimmed with gold, with a white front laced with gold, a white skirt with pink lacing and trimmed with gold, a pale straw apron with pink stars and trimming, white stockings, and pink shoes.


History note: Bought from Heinz Horwitz, Berlin, on 24 March 1933, for £25 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 (now The Art Fund)

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.7 cm
Width: 6.3 cm

Relative size of this object

6.3 cm16.7 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


Mid 18th Century
1745 CE - 1750 CE


From a model by J. J. Kandler, reworked by Peter Reinicke

Components of the work

Mark composed of cobalt ( blue)
Decoration composed of enamel gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Location: At back of base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1954
Primary reference Number: 140251
Old catlogue number: 368
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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