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Cupid: EC.18-1942

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Production: Zurich Porcelain Manufactory




A small hard-paste porcelain naked Cupid. Moulded, and painted overglaze in enamels. Stringing his bow, he has a purple cloth about his left leg, and a brown quiver at his feet. A simple square, flat base, with cut off corners.


History note: The Rev. G.A. Schneider, Cambridge; sold Sotheby's, 4 June 1942, Catalogue of European Ceramics and Glass comprising the interesting and extensive collection of the Rev. G.A. Schneider . . ., p. 17, last part of lot 79; purchased for the Fitzwilliam Museum with money given by Professor Stanley Cook in memory of his wife

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Bought using funds given by Professor Stanley Cook in memory of his wife

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Zürich ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1942-04-06) by Sotheby's


18th Century, Late
Production date: circa AD 1775

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded and painted overglaze in enamels
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Z with a bar through it
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.18-1942
Primary reference Number: 76893
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 October 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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