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Finger bowl: C.11-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain finger bowl, decorated with leaves and insects in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain finger bowl, painted in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, puce, gray, pale purple and maroon enamel-colours. Circular with deep sides, contracting in a convex curve towards the base; scalloped rim. The lower part is decorated with scallopendrium leaves, above which there are three moths, a dragonfly and a beetle; in the centre of the interior there is a moth; and on the rim, a maroon line.

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 5-1988). 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

Diameter: 7.5 cm
Height: 6.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Red anchor period (1752-1756)
Circa 1753 - 1758

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, turquoise, green, yellow, puce, gray, pale purple and maroon)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, puce, gray, pale purple and maroon enamels

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-1992
Primary reference Number: 131200
Old loan number: Statham Loan 5-1988
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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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