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Sportswoman: C.3168-1928

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Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed. The concave underside is glazed except for the outer edge. The base is roughly circular with a frilled and scrolled edge, a rock on the viewer's right, and at the back a moss-covered tree stump with two short branches on top, and a tall upward scroll encasing a cylindrical nozzle for an attachment. A spray of three roses and a bunch of berries is applied on the viewer's left of the top, and there is a single rose below on the front edge, and two more on the tree stump. The woman stands with her left foot resting on the rock, her right arm raised, and her left bent at the elbow with the hand resting on her bosom. Her head is turned to her left and she leans slightly in that direction. She wears a veil over her curly hair, a jacket over a bodice with a decolleté neckline, a long skirt, and shoes with bows on top. A bag is slung over her right shoulder and rests on her left hip


History note: Mr Fleming, Southsea, from whom purchased for £6 with three other items, on 16 September 1922.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Third quarter of 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1760


When acquired by Glaisher his friend Mrs Dickson considered that the figure was Derby, but it was attributed to Meissen by Rackham in 1935 (see Documentation).

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Components of the work

Visible Surface composed of glaze ( clear)
Base Width 12.6 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3168-1928
Primary reference Number: 74443
Old object number: 3943
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 April 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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