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Parenthood: C.2 & A-2012

Object information

Titles

Parenthood

Maker(s)

Hull, Andrew (Maker)

Description

Stoneware, slip-cast, and hand-decorated with coloured stoneware glazes

Stoneware, slip-cast, clear-glazed inside, and hand-decorated outside with shades of blue, greyish-green, dull brownish-yellow, and shades of pale to very dark brown stoneware glazes; the underside is closed and has a glazed central rectangle with an unglazed border. The rectangular base has rounded corners and many indentations under a dark brown glaze. It supports two grotesque birds: a tall father bird who has a removable head with a large pointed beak, huge clawed feet, his right wing outstretched and his left protectively round the shoulders of his smaller offspring who has a parrot-like beak. Both are decorated with contrasting areas of the various colours. The body of the large bird has a cylindrical neck over which the hollow head is positioned.

Notes

History note: Andrew Hull Pottery

Legal notes

Given by Andrew Hull

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.5 cm
Width: 26 cm

Relative size of this object

26 cm31.5 cm 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

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2012-03-05) by Hull, Andrew

Dating

Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2011

Note

Andrew Hull Pottery was founded in 2007. 'Parenthood' was inspired by the Museum's Martinware owl (C.41 & A-1928), and also by a photograph of himself and his father taken in the 1970s. The model is no 8 of an edition of 30, and is one of a series of bird and animal figures in Andrew Hull's 'Character Collection'. He explains it as 'Dad keeps an eye on his son as they watch the football match. There is a bond between two through their favourite team.'

Components of the work

Part composed of glaze stoneware Base Depth 12.3 cm Width 20.3 cm
Visible Surfaces

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Stoneware, slip-cast and hand-decorated with shades of blue, greyish-green, dull brownish-yellow, and shades of pale to very dark brown stoneware glazes; the underside is closed and has a glazed central rectangle with an unglazed border

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ANDREW HULL/POTTERY
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: STONEWARE/MADE IN/STOKE-ON-TRENT/ENGLAND
  • Location: On base separated from the name of the firm
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 8./30
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Edition

Inscription present: joined in capital letters

  • Text: AN
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: rectangle with two curved lines branching from a straight line with a straight line across the bottom
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Stamped ? in black
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2 & A-2012
Primary reference Number: 186310
Entry form: 1063
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Wednesday 7 March 2012 Updated: Wednesday 27 September 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Parenthood" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/186310 Accessed: 2022-06-26 00:23:27

Citation for Wikipedia

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{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/186310 |title=Parenthood |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-06-26 00:23:27|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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