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Lady with a Muff: C.3220-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Lady with a Muff


Factory: Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea




Standing woman holding a muff, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, painted overglaze in pale blue, pale mauve, red, pale grey, and brown enamels. The unglazed undeside has a central, partially blocked circular ventilation hole. The woman stands with her feet very slightly apart, and looks towards her right. Her left hand is inside her muff, and her right arm and hand are over the top of it. She has pale grey long curling hair, red, lips and dark brown eyes, and wears a white hat shaped as an exaggerated mob cap with a red band round it, blue shoes, a white petticoat with pale mauve stripes, and a pale mauve coat with white fur trimming on the pocket openings and edges.


History note: Mr Stoner (probably Frank), London, from whom purchased on 9 December 1919 for £23 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Naples ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1800 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( pale blue, pale mauve, red, pale grey, and brown)
2hole Width 6 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in pale blue, pale mauve, red, grey and brown enamels
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3220-1928
Primary reference Number: 74530
Old object number: 5035
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Audit data

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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