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Mazeppa bound to a Horse: C.102-1932

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Current Location: In storage


Mazeppa bound to a Horse


Factory: George Cocker




Biscuit bone china figure group of Mazeppa bound to a Horse, slip-cast.

Biscuit bone china figure group, slip-cast. The flat underside has a large oval ventilation hold in the centre. The base is oval, with a smooth zone round the loower edge, above which is a high mound with on the viewer's right, a tall broken off tree trunk with applied grass or moss around its base. There are groups of flowers on the left and right ends of the mound, and a clump of grass or moss to right of centre on the front. Mazeppa, naked apart from a skimpy drape, is bound to the back of a horse which is lying on its left side on the ground. A riderless horse is leaping in front of the tree, and turns its head towards the one on the ground.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-10) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


19th Century, second quarter#
George IV
William IV
Circa 1826 CE - 1840 CE


George Cocker's model differs from the Bloor's Derby Porcelain Factory's model of the same subject, the modelling of which was attributed by John Haslem to John Whitaker.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Baseq Depth 7.1 cm
Base Length 12.6 cm

Materials used in production

biscuit Bone china

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Biscuit porcelain, slip cast

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in joined script

  • Text: G Cocker/Derby
  • Location: On the base to viewer's left of ventilation hole
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.102-1932
Primary reference Number: 71181
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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