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Table fountain: EC.28-1942

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier's Factory




Hard-paste porcelain cistern. Three sided, on high foot, gilded and painted overglaze in iron red, purple, green, pale blue, brown and gold. The neck decorated with sprays of flowers and birds. Bunch of flowers decorated with silver, now oxidised to black. On the shoulder are thee mask heads (plain white) with head dress and bib in silver, now oxidised to black. There are three spouts on the lower portion of the body.

Legal notes

Bought with the money given by Professor Stanley Cook in memory of his wife

Measurements and weight

Height: 28 cm
Width: 17.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Vienna ⪼ Austria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1942-07-15)


Production date: circa AD 1725


This is one of only two Du Paquier factory table fountains known to have survived. The projecting spigots would have had screwed taps or nozzles to dispense the water. It was probably placed on a buffet so that it could be used by servants to rinse glasses during a meal. (See Documentation, Chilton 2009)

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Hard-paste porcelain painted overglaze in enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.28-1942
Primary reference Number: 140415
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 April 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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