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Rabbit-shaped tureen or box: C.4 & A-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Rabbit-shaped tureen or box

Maker(s)

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain rabbit-shaped box or tureen, moulded and decorated overglaze in brown, pink and black enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain rabbit-shaped box or tureen, moulded and painted in brown, pink and black enamels. In two halves forming a crouching small rabbit (or possibly a leveret).

Notes

History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970; their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham by whom lent anonymously in 1988 (Statham Loan 4-1970). Bequeathed by Miss Statham, 1990, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Length: 11.2 cm

Relative size of this object

11.2 cm7.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Red anchor period (1752-1756)
George II
Circa 1752 CE - 1758 CE

Note

This rabbit is probably similar to those mentioned on the second day of the Chelsea factory sale held on, 11 March, 1755, lot 18 '.. four rabbits for desart'. A larger rabbit was sold on the twelfth day, 22nd March, 'No 43 A very fine tureen, in the form of a RABBIT BIG AS LIFE in a fine oval dish.' The Fitzwilliam's EC.11 & A-1945 is an example of the larger model.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( brown, pink and black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and decorated overglaze in brown, pink and black enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 131194
Old loan number: Statham Loan 4-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 March 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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