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Standing Woman: C.72-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Standing Woman


Factory: Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufactory (Possibly)




Glazed hard-paste porcelain

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed, except for the underside which is closed, and has a small central ventilation hole surrounded by an approximately almond-shaped footring set in from the perimetre of the base. There is a large tear in the paste wtihin the footring with two short cracks extending from it at opposing ends, and two short cracks one of which runs under the footring. The figure is supported on a shallow base with curved scrolled edges at the front and back, and short foliated edges at either end. The woman stands on her right leg with her left advanced, her right hand held out and up and her left extended to the side. In each hand she holds a small jar with a flat top, and a central hole. Her hair is dressed with curls at the front, and three plaits at the back held up to the top of her head by a bow. She wears a frilled choker a loose jacket with three-quarter sleeves and ruffles, which is open at the front to reveal a bodice with a short basque, and skirt with a flounce at the bottom, and buckled shoes. Around her shoulders she has a short cape tied at the front with a bow.


History note: Lord Douglas. Louis Colville Gray Clarke, D.Litt., Cambridge

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Place(s) associated

  • Fürstenberg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Attribution uncertain, accessioned as Meissen, but possibly Fürstenberg

Components of the work

Exterior composed of hard-paste porcelain
Over Woman's Right H Height 29.5 cm
Base Width 16.4 cm
Hand To Hand Width 22.5 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded and glazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: script F underlined with dot above at left end and below at right end
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: H• M:/F3.
  • Location: On underside near front of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: u and g are uncertain

  • Text: Lord Douglas [?]
  • Location: On underside above H• M:
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pale brown
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: an inverted U shape, probably The G ...l ...

  • Text: Th G ......l...
  • Location: On underside within footring
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in brown
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.72-1961
Primary reference Number: 75928
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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