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Recumbent Lion [or Lioness]: C.3029B-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Recumbent Lion [or Lioness]


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain of a Recumbent Lion (or Lioness)

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded and covered with greyish, speckly lead glaze. The underside of the rounded rectangular base is unglazed and has a ventilation hole under the lion's hindquarters. The lion reclines with its head turned back to its left, and its left paw resting on top of a ball. Its tail is wound over its left back foot with its tip resting on the front of the base.


History note: Canon Bliss; a collector who had a living in Kent; J.J. Davis, 13 Snasgate (?), Dover from whom purchased for £3 on 22 November 1923 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.3 cm
Length: 9.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1752 - 1755

School or Style


Materials used in production

phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain
presumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded and covered with greyish, speckly lead glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3029B-1928
Primary reference Number: 41568
Old object number: 4246B
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 August 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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