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A Bird perching on a Leafy Branch: PER.C.23-1922

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Titles

A Bird perching on a Leafy Branch

Maker(s)

Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)

Description

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

Notes

History note: Unknown before Spencer George Perceval

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.7 cm
Height: 12.6 cm
Width: 12.6 cm

Relative size of this object

12.6 cm12.6 cm7 mm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1775 1775 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.C.23-1922
Primary reference Number: 15424
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 November 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Tile" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/15424 Accessed: 2021-10-16 00:01:41

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