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Rabbit-shaped Box: C.4-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Rabbit-shaped Box



Soft-paste porcelain Rabbit-shaped Box, painted naturalistically in polychrome enamels.

Rabbit-shaped Box, soft-paste porcelain, moulded and painted in enamel-colours. Chelsea, red anchor period


History note: Collection of the late Dr Hugh Statham (1895-1967) and Mrs Margaret Statham (d. 1970); lent anonymously in 1970 by their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham (d. 1990) by whom bequeathed

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in 1990 in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.6 cm
Length: 8.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1752 - 1758

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( brown, green, yellow, blue and red)

Materials used in production

containing bone ash Soft-paste porcelain
presumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1992
Primary reference Number: 240346
Old loan number: Statham Loan 13 & A-1988
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Created: Thursday 12 March 2020 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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