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Turkish man: C.71-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Turkish man

Maker(s)

Factory: Fulda Porcelain Factory

Entities

Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels, and gilt

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, yellow, pale pinkish-orange, red, puce, pale purple, and dark purple enamels and gilt. The underside is concave and glazed. The low mound base is roughly oval and has a shaped, scrolled edge picked out in puce. The man stands facing front, with right leg advanced, left arm bent with the hand resting on his hip, and right hand holding his cloak behind him. He has delicate features with black eyebrows, eyes and moustache. He wears a pale purple turban with darker purple stripes, and red and pale purple jewels on the front; a pale orange long-sleeved gown with a red floral pattern, blue and gold buttons, and blue lining, which is tucked up on his right so as to reveal his baggy trousers, which are pale purple with purple stripes and gold and white spots. His shoes are yellow, and he has a gold-hilted dagger tucked into his white sash with purple and gold stripes. A long purple cloak with a white lining is held in place by a jewel below his neck.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W. D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 15 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fulda ⪼ Hesse ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, third quarter
Production date: circa AD 1770

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, yellow, pale pinkish-orange, red, puce, pale purple, and dark purple) gold
Base Width 5.5 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, yellow, pale pinkish-orange, red, puce, pale purple, and dark purple enamels and gilt. The underside is concave and glazed.
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: X
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blua
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.71-1950
Primary reference Number: 140352
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 December 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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