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Gentleman in Pilgrim's Costume: C.5-1948

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Gentleman in Pilgrim's Costume


Factory: Vienna Porcelain Manufactory
Production: Peyer, Anton




Glazed hard paste porcelain

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed. The unglazed underside has a large D-shaped ventilation hole at the back opening into the glazed interior of the tree stump. The shallow base has two angles at the back, a curve on the proper right side, and two angles on the left. It rises up at the back into a low rock with a tall tree stump beside it. The gentleman stands on his left leg with his right advanced, resting his left elbow on the tree stum and holding a book to his chest in the other hand. He leans forward slightly and looks towards his right. His hair is dressed with curls at the sides and a long queue at the back. He wears a shirt with ruffles, a waistcoat, breeches, a cloak with two applied escallop shells on the front and back, and shoes with bows on top. A gourd or bulbous flask is slung at his right side by a strap over his left shoulder, and under his left arm he has a hat and collecting box.


History note: Uncertain before donor

Legal notes

Given by Carl Winter

Measurements and weight

Depth: 9.5 cm
Height: 19.2 cm
Width: 9.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Vienna ⪼ Austria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948) by Winter, Carl


18th Century, third quarter
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE

School or Style


Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a shield

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: P
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 24
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1948
Primary reference Number: 140314
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 October 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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