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Boy emblematic of Winter: C.2411-1928

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Boy emblematic of Winter


Production: Unidentified Delft factory (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware figure of a naked boy standing with his right foot on a bundle of faggots and holding a Dutch hand-warmer consisting of a brazier in a small box in his hands. The figure is supported on a triangular pedestal decorated with scrollwork in relief.


History note: Henry Griffith Collection; Sotheby's, 28 February, 1898, part of lot 164; bought by S.G. Fenton for £5.15s. on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 38.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, first half#
Circa 1700 - 1750

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Components of the work

Surface composed of tin-glaze

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Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2411-1928
Primary reference Number: 73463
Old object number: 114
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

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

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