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Seated Male Cook: C.7-1954

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Seated Male Cook

Maker(s)

Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Kändler, Johann Joachim (Probably)
Modeller: Eberlein, Johann Friedrich (Possibly)

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Description

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, flesh, red, reddish-brown, and black enamels, and gilded

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in blue, flesh-pink, red, reddish-brown, and black enamels, and gilded. The cook is seated on a reddish-brown brick pier, on a reddish-brown tiled base. With his left hand he holds up a black uncooked ham, in his right hand he holds a red bowl. He wears a white wig, fastened at the back with a black bow, and a white frilled shirt. Over this he wears a white double breasted coat with white buttons and frilled cuffs, open at the beck and split at the back. Over the coat, he wears a white apron, from which protrudes the black and gold handle of a knife. He also wears blue breeches with gold buttons, white stockings, and black shoes with gold buckles. A pair with a female cook (C.8-1954)

Notes

History note: Bought from Willy Lissauer, Berlin, on 5 May, 1933, for £40 by Cecil, 2nd Baron Fisher (1868-1955); Lord and Lady Fisher of Kilverstone

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 18 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Mid
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

Note

This figure of a seated cook was paired with a seated female cook holding up a larded hare (see C. 8-1954). They were modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775), and probably also by J.F. Eberlein (1695-1749), c. 1750. The male cook was Meissen model number 1300.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel gold
Surface composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, flesh, red, reddish-brown, and black enamels, and gilded

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Location: Back of base
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1954
Primary reference Number: 140356
Old object number: 382
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 2024 Last processed: Tuesday 27 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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