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Sportswoman: C.3226-1928

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Current Location: In storage




Production: Zurich Porcelain Manufactory




Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in green, yellow pale and dark puce pink, pale orange, a little red, brown, grey, and black enamels. The underside is partially glazed, and has a circular ventilation hole to left of centre, and a y-shaped firing crack in the middle and a shorter firing crack on the viewer's right edge. The figure is supported on a triangular base with a wavy edge which rises up on the left side into a heap of rocks mottled in green, yellow, brown and black. The top of the base is mottled in green and yellow and at the front has two pale orange flowers surrounded by applied leaves. The woman is seated on the mound leaning on her left elbow, and is looking down to watch her small dog which is disappearing down a hole under the mound. Her right arm is extended downwards and the hand holds the tip of a sporting gun with a green carrying strap. She has pale grey hair dressed in a knot at the back and tied with a pale orange ribbon, and a pale pink complexion, red lips and black eyes. Her white hat has a green turned up brim and is decorated with applied green leaves and two yellow berries. She wears a white coat with green collar, belt, cuffs, and edgings, a pale puce skirt with a pattern of dark puce scattered sprigs, and black boots.


History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom purchased for £23 on 4 June 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Schooren ⪼ Switzerland
  • Zürich ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1770

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, yellow, pale and dark puce pink, pale orange, a little red, brown, grey, and black)
Whole Over Hat Height 15.1 cm
Hat To Base Edge Width 12.1 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in green, yellow pale and dark puce pink, pale orange, a little red, brown, grey, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Z
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: S: o = p:
  • Location: On viewer's right end of base on glazed area
  • Method of creation: Painted in puce enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3226-1928
Primary reference Number: 74537
Old object number: 5040
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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