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Standing Chinese Woman: C.2924-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Standing Chinese Woman


Maker: Wolbeer Factory




Tin-glazed earthenware painted on the front and sides in blue and yellow, with a little green

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed inside and outside, and painted in blue, yellow, and greyish-green. The woman stands on a shallow square base which is open underneath. She wears a close-fitting turban-like hat coloured in bands of the three colours; a yellow roll choker with a blue bow or clasp at the front; and a long robe which conceals her hands, and is decorated on the front only with blue and yellow floral sprays. Her shoes are yellow.


History note: Lady Howard de Walden Collection; sold by Phillips Son & Neale, 1900 when bought by Miss Kingsland of Croydon; purchased from Miss Kingsland in 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Berlin ⪼ Prussia ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1700 CE - 1725 CE


The Berlin faience factory was founded in 1678 and was run by Gerhard Wolbeer from 1697 to 1721, and then by his son until 1754.

School or Style

Oriental style

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow and a little green derived from metallic oxides)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed, painted in blue, green, and yellow

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2924-1928
Primary reference Number: 74218
Old object number: 1072
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 22 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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