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Lady holding a Fan: C.32-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Lady holding a Fan


Factory: Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory




Glazed hard-paste porcelain

Creamy-white hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and clear glazed except for the edge of the underside of the base. The figure is supported on a narrow triangular base which slopes backwards to the viewer’s right on the narrow edge at the front. It has shallow curved sides, and a small circular ventilation hole in the middle of the underside. The elongated, slender woman steps forward on her right leg, and has both arms held out in front of her, the left hand holding a partly closed fan, and the right hand, a rose bud. Her hair is drawn back into a plait down the back of her head and is secured in the nape of her neck by a bow. She wears a sack-back dress with a train, bows at the top and bottom of the stomacher, and on the front of each sleeve above the elbow. A rose is pinned to her left breast.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.3 cm
Width: 8.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nymphenburg ⪼ Bavaria ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th Century, Early
Albert Bäumi Period (1888-1929)
Production date: circa AD 1910

School or Style

Rococo Revival

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base Depth 12 cm

Materials used in production

creamy-white Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and glazed
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rautenschild

  • Text: shield
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: line above and below the 11 or II

  • Text: 8/II.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised into base
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.32-1928
Primary reference Number: 74520
Old object number: C.154-1928
Glaisher: Gl.1428
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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