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  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    mid 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, with ormolu mount

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Florence Augusta Beare in memory of Arthur Doveton Clarke

  • Museum number:

    C.959:1, 2-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 23, shelf 4 []

Physical description

Miniature figure of a woman in winter costume with a muff, of hard-paste porcelain. Mounted as a taperstick with neo-classical ormolu mounts, including a ring handle. The figure within a metal trellis painted green surrounded by ormolu branches with six soft-paste porcelain flowers. Painted in enamel colours and gilt, the costume black, puce and pale yellow with coloured Indian flowers.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


mid 18th century (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, with ormolu mount


Height: 6.3 cm figure, Height: 16.5 cm overall

Descriptive line

Ormolu taperstick with miniature figure of a woman, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, mid 18th century

Production Note

Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.


Hard paste porcelain; Ormolu


Painted; Gilt; Mounted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Women


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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