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Young Man with a vase representing Winter: C.56B-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Young Man with a vase representing Winter


Factory: Höchst Porcelain Manufactory
Modeller: Becker, Johann Gottfried




Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in blue, green, yellow, red, pale purple, brown, grey and black enamels and gilt. The vase and figure stand on a low approximately circular base painted on the front with green, and grey strokes. The round vase has an aperture on the shoulder, and rises up in the centre to a shaped tray which supports a small fire. The exterior of the vase is ridged vertically and draped with rocaille ornament painted in purple and gold. The fire and sticks are coloured naturalistically. The young man kneels on his right leg on the shoulder of the vase, and has his left leg on the ground. His right arm is extended behind him, and his left is bent in front of him. He has a green hat with turned up sides decorated to resemble ermine, and a red feather attached to the crown. He has a blue coat with pale yellow cuffs and lining and gold buttons, a purple necktie, a white waistcoat with gold buttons, brown trousers, and black shoes with skates attached.


History note: Uncertain before Mrs W.D. Dickson (Frances Louisa)

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Höchst ⪼ Hesse ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Mid-18th Century
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, pale yellow, flesh pink, red, brownish-grey and black) gilt

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: a wheel
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Red enamel
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.56B-1950
Primary reference Number: 38521
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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