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Two Putti and a Ram: C.3053-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Two Putti and a Ram


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory
Modeller: Tebo, Mr (Perhaps)
Modeller: Toulouse, John (Perhaps)
Modeller: Toulouse, Charles (Perhaps)




Soft-paste porcelain figure of Two Putti and a Ram, painted in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, dark puce, flesh-pink, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The glazed underside is concave and has a large ventilation hole near the back, and a small one under the viewer's right front corner. The high oblong base has five scroll and shell feet with a rocaille motif with two pierced areas between the front two. The top is decorated with applied sprays of applied flowers and leaves. The back rises up into a low tree stump with a square aperture to take an attachment. The curly-horned ram stands over the stump with its head on the viewer's right, looking towards the front. A putto sits sideways on its back playing a violin. Another putto sits on the viewer's right corner of the base holding what remains of a dark puce ribbon attached to the ram's collar. Both putti have black hair, wreaths of blue, yellow, and puce flowers and green leaves on their heads, blue drapes, and garlands of flowers and foliage across their bodies. The flowers on the base are blue, dark puce, yellow and red and the leaves are green. The scrolls on the base are picked out in puce and blue with a little green moss at the front.


History note: Mrs Williams, Alconbury, Huntingdonshire; Stanley Woolston, Cambridge, from whom purchased on 21 August, 1920 for £10 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.5 cm
Width: 15.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770


The identity of the modeller who marked To is uncertain, see inscriptions/marks, and documentation.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( flesh-pink, brown, and black) gold

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, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, dark puce, flesh-pink, brown, and black enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: To
  • Location: Under the proper right foot
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3053-1928
Primary reference Number: 41610
Old object number: 4488
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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