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Blacksmith: C.46-1950

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Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain figure of a blacksmith, painted in enamels. He wears a puce cap, white coat, yellow knee breeches, a brown apron, white stockings, and black shoes. He holds a hammer in his uplifted right hand, ready to strike a piece of metal, which he holds with pincers in his left hand.
He stands on a rococo base outlined in puce, with a large hammer at the back.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1753

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords in blue
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.46-1950
Primary reference Number: 75183
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 April 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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