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Persian man: C.42-1954

Object information

Titles

Persian man

Maker(s)

Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in bluish-green, yellowish-green, yellow, flesh pink, mauve, red, brown, and black enamels. The flat underside is unglazed and has a small central ventilation hole. The rounded low rocky base rises up at the back into a heap of rocks which support the figure. The top is decorated with applied leaves and two flowers: white, red and yellow, and yellow, white and green. The man stands on his left leg with his right extended behind him. He leans back from the waist and looks towards his left with his left hand held level with his abdomen, and his right arm bent and the hand grasping the handle of a brown walking stick. He has a black moustache, and on his head has a bluish-green turban, with a mauve fan-like projection on top, and a gold circlet around the front. He wears a white three-quarter-length coat, with a mauve shawl collar and lining, yellow cross bands and buttons, a red sash into which is tucked a dagger, white close-fitting trousers, and yellow shoes. A scimitar with a yellow hilt terminating in a bird's head, and a black scabbard is slung on two white straps on on his left side

Notes

History note: Purchased by the 2nd Lord Fisher of Kilverstone from Frau Elfriede Langeloh, March 1 1934, for £25

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.3 cm
Width: 10 cm

Relative size of this object

10 cm22.3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1954-01-14) by Fisher, Lord and Lady

Note

Model no. 1294, after pl. 90 engraved by G. Scotin in the Comte de Ferriol and Le Hay’s 'Receuil de cent estampes représentant difféerentes nations du Levant . . .', Paris, 1714 and 1715.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( bluish-green, yellowish-green, yellow, flesh pink, mauve, red, brown, and black) Visible Surfaces composed of glaze ( clear) Base Depth 8 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in bluish-green, yellowish-green, yellow, flesh pink, mauve, red, brown, and black enamels. The flat underside is unglazed and has a small central ventilation hole

Inscription or legends present

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-1954
Primary reference Number: 140292
Model number: 1294
Old object number: 403
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Persian man" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/140292 Accessed: 2022-05-20 05:32:15

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