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Japanese Lady with Parasol: EC.33-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Japanese Lady with Parasol

Maker(s)

Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Kändler, Johann Joachim

Entities

Categories

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

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946-12) by Cowper-Reed, F.R., Dr

Dating

18th Century, third quarter
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE

Note

This model was no. 2676 in the Meissen Directory of Models. It might have been inspired by 'Femme du Pays de Laos, engraved by Edmé Jeurat (1688-1730) after Watteau (1684-1721), an example of which survives in the Meissen Manufactory Prints and Drawings (VA 2431).

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: Monday 6 November 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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