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Kneeling Satyr on a Rocky Base: C.322-1991

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Kneeling Satyr on a Rocky Base


Factory: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted in green, flesh, puce, red, green, grey, and black enamels. The unglazed underside has a circular ventilation hole near the front.The grey and black rocky base is approximately triangular and is decorated with pale green weeds made of applied coiling threads of porcelain. The satyr kneels on his right knee with his left leg extended behind him. His right arm is extended and his left arm bent at the elbow. He has grey-black hair, and beard, pointed ears, ruddy cheeks, and red lips. The human part of his body is separated by a puce sash from his goat's legs, and cloven hooves.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust Maidenhead

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel
Visible Surface composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: remains circular white paper stick-on label with serrated edge

  • Text: has worn or been washed off
  • Location: On base
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.322-1991
Primary reference Number: 74534
Packing number: EURCER 694
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 8 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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