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Seated Man playing a Pipe: EC.10-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Seated Man playing a Pipe


Factory: Kloster Veilsdorf Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted in green, pale gren, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, reddish-brown, buff, and black enamels. The flat, unglazed underside has a circula ventilation hole in the centre. The figure is supported on a roughly rectangular mound painted in pale green and brown. He has his right leg stretched out and his left bent, and plays a pipe which he holds in both hands. He has greyish-black hair in a bunch at the nape of his neck, and wears aa black neck tie, a pale yellow hat with the broad brim turned up on his right side, a white waistcoat with green edges and pocket flaps, a green jacked, pale yellow breeches, white stockings and red shoes. A pale buff bag is slung on a strap across his body from his right shoulder.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by H.E. Backer

Measurements and weight

Depth: 10.3 cm
Height: 11 cm
Width: 5.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kloster Veilsdorf ⪼ Thuringia ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-05-15) by Backer, H.E.


18th Century, Late
Circa 1770 CE - 1775 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, pale gren, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, reddish-brown and black)
Visible Surfaces

Materials used in production

feldspathic presumed Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted in green, pale gren, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, reddish-brown and black enamels

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.10-1946
Primary reference Number: 169663
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 October 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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