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Two Birds perhaps Finches, perched in a Tree: C.3064A-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Two Birds perhaps Finches, perched in a Tree


Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)


Figure. Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with applied moulded details and lead-glaze. The underside is unglazed and has a central circular ventilation hole which has been filled with a brown substance. The wavy-edged oval base has a central tree trunk with a short curved branch at the front, and two branches at the top, on each of which there is a bird. At the back of the trunk there is a square hole to take an attachment, and between the branches there is a smaller circular hole. A fruiting vine creeps up the tree trunk and there are applied flowers and leaves at the top. A hound sits to the left of the tree. On the base there are two separate applied flowers and leaves oat the back, a small spray on the right of the front, a long trailing spray across the front, and a flower and leaves by the hound's feet.


History note: Unknown

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.0 cm
Width: 13.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
Circa 1754 CE - 1756 CE


Bow Porcelain Manufactory; Stratford-le-Bow, (Essex), London

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Width 12.7 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with applied moulded details and lead-glaze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S
  • Location: Top of the base at the back
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3064A-1928
Primary reference Number: 41722
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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