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A baker's boy: C.33-1954

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Titles

A baker's boy

Maker(s)

Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded and painted in green, yellow, flesh pink, pink, pale mauve, cream, buff, pale brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The flat, unglazed underside has a very small circular ventilation hold under the figure. The low rectangular base has an asymetrical point at the front, and rises up at the back into a heap of rocks which supports the figure. The top of the base is decorated with applied leaves, two mauve flowers with yellow centres, and a yellow flower with a mauve centre. The youth steps forward on his right leg and has his left behind him. He stoops under the weight of a huge cream wicker basket filled with buff-coloured oval loaves, which he supports with his right hand. His left is by his side holding three brown wooden tallies on a string. He has pale greyish- brown hair partly hidden by a white stocking cap, and wears a white shirt, a three-quarter-length pale mauve coat with gold buttons, green breeches almost totally concealed by a long white apron, white stockings, and black shoes with gold buckles.

Notes

History note: Purchased by the 2nd Lord Fisher of Kilverstone from Albert Amor, London on 4 December 1937 for £60

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Depth: 10.5 cm
Height: 18.4 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Relative size of this object

7.5 cm18.4 cm10.5 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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Circa 1747 CE - 1750 CE

Note

Modelled about 1747 after the 'Garçon Boulanger', plate 11 in the first set of Etudes prises dans le bas Peuple ou les Cris de Paris, engraved by the comte de Caylus (1692-1765) after drawings by Edmé Bouchardon (1689-1762), published in 1737.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Visible Surfaces composed of glaze ( clear) Decoration composed of enamel ( green, yellow, flesh pink, pink, mauve, cream, buff, pale brown, and black) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: F
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular white paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: printed in red, the Fisher crest with below 'No.' (o raised) followed by '417' in black ink
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in red and hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33-1954
Primary reference Number: 140267
Model number: 877
Old catalogue number: 417
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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