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A Bird perching on a Leafy Branch: PER.C.21-1922

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A Bird perching on a Leafy Branch


Production: Unidentified Liverpool pottery




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and painted in blue, green, yellow, red and manganese. In the middle, a bird facing to the left, perching on a leafy branch; in each corner, a leaf.


History note: Unknown before Spencer George Perceval

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.6 cm
Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 12.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


18th Century, third quarter#
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1775 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, red and manganese)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.C.21-1922
Primary reference Number: 15422
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 November 2017 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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