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Chinese man with a Bowl: EC.46-1943

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Chinese man with a Bowl


Factory: Frankenthal Porcelain Factory
Modeller: Lück, Karl Gottlieb




Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt.

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in green, yellow, puce, iron-red, greyish-brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The approximately oval base is concave underneath and glazed, except for the edge. The upper part has a scrolled edge, and an uneven top painted green. On the viewer's left of the base there is a wide-mouthed white bowl with slanting gadrooning on the shoulder, supported on an incurved stem and small circular foot.The man stands on his right leg, with his left relaxed beside it. He faces towards the bowl and rests his right hand on its back edge. His left hand is extended a little way in front of him. He has greyish-brown hair, a droopy black moustache and eyes, and red lips. He wears a long iron-red and white striped gown with yellow cuffs and collar, and a puce striped sash. His shoes and conical hat are yellow.


History note: H.E. Backer, 121 Hatherley Court, Hatherley Grove, W2 from whom purchased for £18 by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Invoice dated 13 July 1943 in the Friends’ records for 1943.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Frankenthal ⪼ The Palatinate ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century, Late
Production date: circa AD 1775 : Modelled c. 1774, but if if the 71 mark indicates the date 71 this view

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel gold
Base Width 10.4 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CT monogram below a crown
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: dot over the 1

  • Text: 71
  • Location: Below the factory mark
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.46-1943
Primary reference Number: 140437
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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