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Japanese Lady with Parasol: EC.33-1946

Object information

Titles

Japanese Lady with Parasol

Maker(s)

Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Kändler, Johann Joachim (Modeller)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain, painte in enamels, and gilded

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pale mauve, red, pale brown, and grey enamels, and lightly gilded. The unglazed base has a small circular ventilation hole to left of centre. The approximately circular base has a frilled edge on the viewer's left, and on the right, overlapping shells, and a scroll picked out in gold. The lady steps forward on her left foot, and has her left arm advanced to support the stick of her green parasol. Her pale grey hair is drawn up into a top-knot, and she has a blue head band at the front of her head. She wears a high-necked, long-sleeved pale mauve tunic with yellow edges, a green belt, and a long white skirt scattered with sprays of polychrome flowers and foliage. The tip of the yellow shoe on her right foot is just visible below the hem of her skirt.

Legal notes

Dr F.R. Cowper-Reed Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.9 cm
Width: 6.6 cm

Relative size of this object

6.6 cm17.9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Cowper-Reed, F.R., Dr

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pale mauve, red, pale brown, and grey) Visible Surfaces composed of glaze ( clear) Deocration composed of gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, pale mauve, red, pale brown, and grey enamels, and lightly gilded. The unglazed base has a small circular ventilation hole to left of centre.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted very faintly in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.33-1946
Primary reference Number: 140429
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Japanese Lady with Parasol" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/140429 Accessed: 2022-05-23 12:55:05

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