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Term: C.3221-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Doccia Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hard-paste porcelain, moulded and glazed

Greyish-white hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and glazed on the front. The unglazed back is very speckled, and has an iron suspension ring inserted into the porcelain behind the figure. The term is in the form of a winged boy who leans forward with his head tilted to his right, and holds both hands in front of him, the left slightly higher than the right, as if holding a pipe. His torso springs from a tapering fluted pedestal with a looped up drape at the top, and two small scrolls at the lower end which stands on a flat rectangular base. Behind the boy is a flat back with two scrolls at the top which support his head.


History note: Max and Maurice Rosenheim; sold Sotheby’s, 3-4 May 1923, Catalogue of the collection of porcelain & pottery formed by the late Max Rosenheim Esq., FSA and Maurice Rosenheiml Esq., FSA, second day, 4 May, lot 313; purchased for £2.5s.0d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.6 cm
Width: 9.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Doccia ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
Marchese Carlo Ginori period
Production date: circa AD 1750

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Front composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with cut corners and dark blue line round all but the lower edge

  • Text: 4435/then illegible
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in faded black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3221-1928
Primary reference Number: 74531
Old object number: 4435
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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