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Partridge tureen and cover: C.31 & A-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


partridge tureen and cover


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain partridge tureen and cover, painted naturalistically in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain partridge tureen and cover, containing bone ash, moulded in two parts, glazed, and painted in shades of brown, green, yellow, blue and red enamel-colours. The bird sits on sheaves of corn, grass, and two applied flowers and leaves. Its head and the top of its back form the cover, which has an internal flange.


History note: Collection of the late Dr Hugh Statham (1895-1967) and Mrs Margaret Statham (d. 1970); lent anonymously in 1970 by their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham (d. 1990) by whom bequeathed

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in 1990 in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.6 cm
Length: 8.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1992-01-20) by H.M. Government


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - 1760

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( brown, green, yellow, blue and red)

Materials used in production

containing bone ash Soft-paste porcelain
presumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Glazed soft-paste porcelain, moulded and decorated with birds and flowers in plychrome enamels.
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.31 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 131150
Old loan number: Statham Loan 13 & A-1988
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 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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