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Old Man representing Winter: C.3208-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Old Man representing Winter


Factory: Doccia Porcelain Factory




White glazed hard-paste porcelain

White hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded and glazed. The unglazed underside is concave and has a long, narrow, curved ventilation hole at the back. On the viewer's left of the back of the small square base there is a tree stump which supports a bowl-shaped brazier filled with flames. The old man stands on his left foot with his right slightly advanced and holds his hands in front of his chest with the right above the left. The crown of his head is bald, and he has a long beard. He wears a short tunic under his cloak which is wrapped around him and falls down to the ground at the back.


History note: Puttick & Simpson, 8 October 1920, part of lot 126; purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Doccia ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Mid
Marchese Ginori period
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Visible Area composed of glaze
At Widest Point Width 6.1 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3208-1928
Primary reference Number: 140258
Old object number: 3810
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 March 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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