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Cane handle: C.8-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Bustelli, Franz Anton




Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels, and gilt

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, painted in blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, a little red, purple, and black enamels, and gilded; the interior is hollow and unglazed In the form of a bust of a young woman with an integral, waisted sockle, with lightly fluted sides, and scrolls below her bust and round the back of her shoulders. The young woman's head is turned and tilted slightly to her left. She has long curling black hair which hangs down over her shouilders at the back and sides. She wears a yellow and purple striped bonnet with a green underside to the brim, and green ribbons tied under her chin, and a white bodice or chemise. The sockle is decorated with an inverted leaf-shaped outline in blue on the front, and a purple one on the back, The scrolls round its upper edge are gilded, and there is a horizontal gold band just above the lower edge.


History note: H.E. Backer, London

Legal notes

Purchased with the Dr F.R. Cowper Reed Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Nymphenburg ⪼ Bavaria ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1950-03-16) by Backer, H.E.


18th Century, third quarter
Circa 1769 CE - 1760 CE


The Bavarian Electoral Porcelain Factory began at Neudeck in der Au in 1747 and moved to Nymphenburg in 1761.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel gold
Whole. Height 8 cm
Shoulders Width 3.5 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, flesh, a little red, purple, and black enamels, and gilded; the interior is hollow and unglazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1950
Primary reference Number: 140369
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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