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Seated Nun or Abbess Reading: C.3033-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Seated Nun or Abbess Reading

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Seated Nun or Abbess Reading.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and clear-glazed on the visible surfaces. The closed base is unglazed and has a central ventilation hole. The nun is seated on a low mound with a square hole in the back to take an attachment. She looks down towards a large book which she holds in both hands. Her left foot projects over the edge of the base at the front. She wears a long, voluminous veil, and a long dress.

Notes

History note: J. Hutchinson, Esq., FRCS, 1 Park Crescent, W1; sold Sotheby's, 24 November 1921, lot 81; sold for £3 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Bequeathed by J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Depth: 11.6 cm
Height: 14.3 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

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1752 - 1755

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

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 clear-glazed on the visible surfaces
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3033-1928
Primary reference Number: 41575
Old object number: 3959
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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