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Figure of a Woman in Classical Dress: C.3210-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Figure of a Woman in Classical Dress


Doccia Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Greyish-white glazed hard-paste porcelain

Greyish-white hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded and glazed on the visible areas; the unglazed underside is concave in the middle and has an oval ventilation hole to right of centre at the back. The woman wears a diadem and classical costume comprising a sleeved, knee-length dress which reveals her right thigh, and a cloak which reaches the ground at the back. She stands on her left leg with right foot slightly advanced. Her head is turned slightly to her right, her right arm is extended at shoulder level, and with her left hand she holds out her cloak to the left side.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Width: 9.3 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Doccia ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


3rd quarter 18th Century
Circa 1760 CE - 1770 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Visible Area composed of glaze ( clear) Base Width 3 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Greyish-white hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3210-1928
Primary reference Number: 140260
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 March 2016 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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