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Standing Nun Reading: C.3032-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Standing Nun Reading

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

Entities

Categories

Description

Figure. Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and covered on the visible surfaces with clear lead glaze with black speckles, mainly on the lower part. The circular low mound base is unglazed underneath and has a circular ventilation hole. There is a square aperture in the back of the base to take an attachment. The nun stands on her right foot with her left foot slightly advanced. She has her right hand on her breast, and with her left supports an open book She wears a veil over a wimple, and a long gown.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Mr Malcolm Stoner, London, on 24 November 1926 for £8 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher.

Legal notes

Bequathed by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Mid#
George II
Production date: circa AD 1755

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and covered on the visible surfaces with clear lead glaze with black speckles, mainly on the lower part
Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3032-1928
Primary reference Number: 41574
Old object number: 4931
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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