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Male Cook: C.7-1954

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Titles

Male Cook

Maker(s)

Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Probably Kändler, Johann Joachim (Modeller)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in enamels.The cook is seated on a reddish-brown brick pier, on a reddish-brown tiled base. With his left hand he holds up a black uncooked ham, in his right hand he holds a red bowl. He wears a white wig, fastened at the back with a black bow, and a white frilled shirt. Over this he wears a white double breasted coat with white buttons and frilled cuffs, open at the beck and split at the back. Over the coat, he wears a white apron, from which protrudes the black and gold handle of a knife. He also wears blue breeches with gold buttons, white stockings, and black shoes with gold buckles. A pair with a female cook (C.8-1954)

Notes

History note: Bought from Willy Lissauer, Berlin, on 5 May, 1933, for £40 by Cecil Vavasseur, 2nd Baron Fisher (1868-1955); Lord and Lady Fisher of Kilverstone

Legal notes

Given by Lord and Lady Fisher through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 18 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1954-01-14) by Fisher, Lord and Lady

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1750

Note

Modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamel gold Surface: composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Location: Back of base
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1954
Primary reference Number: 140356
Old object number: 382
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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