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Stocking Mender listening to a Starling: C.44-1981

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Current Location: In storage


Stocking Mender listening to a Starling
La Ravaudeuse


Factory: Niderviller Porcelain Manufactory
Modeller: Cyfflé, Paul Louis (After)




Hard-paste porcelain figure of a seated stocking mender listening to a starling.

Hard-paste biscuit porcelain, press-moulded. The stocking mender is seated on a seat made out of a barrel which stands on shallow mounds on straight-sided circular base. Her head is inclined to her right as she listens to the starling, which is not present. There is a mending basket on her right inside the barrel. Over the top of the seat there are two curved staves from which is suspended a drapery which extends down to the seat on the viewer's right. A pair with C.43-1981


History note: Unknown before donor

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Niderviller ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981) by Rietberg, Shelagh, Countess


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1780 CE - 1827 CE

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Components of the work

Base Diameter 15.5 cm

Materials used in production

biscuit Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded in parts, assembled, and fired

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.44-1981
Primary reference Number: 75114
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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