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Sportsman: C.52-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)




Factory: Frankenthal Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in shades of green, reddish-brown, and black. The irregularly shaped oblong base is splashed with green, and has a tree stump at the back mottled in brown and pale green. The sportsman stands holding a gun to his shoulder with one hand on the trigger and the other holding the barrel. He wears a pale green sportsman's cap and jacket, knee breeches of a darker green, white gaiters and black shoes. Suspended from his belt is a white flask, and a short sword; a bag on his back is suspended by straps from his shoulders.


History note: Mr Frank Stoner, London, from whom purchased on 8 June 1917 for £36 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge (d. 1928); taken by Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth, in accordance with the terms of Dr Glaisher's will.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W. D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm
Height: 7 in
Width: 6½ in

Place(s) associated

  • Frankenthal ⪼ The Palatinate ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, third quarter
Joseph Adam Hannong Period
Circa 1759 - 1762

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rampant lion

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: JAH monogram
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.52-1950
Primary reference Number: 140321
Old object number: 5031
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 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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