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Two Birds perhaps Finches, perched in a Tree: C.3064B-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 and lead-glazed. The underside has a depression in the centre and some glaze, and a large circular ventilation hole, which has been plugged, possibly with felt. The wavy-edged 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. Low down in the back of the trunk there is a circular hole to take an attachment and a small hole between the branches at the top. The tree trunk is bedecked with flowers and foliage. A hound sits on the left of the tree. On the base at the back there are two separate flowers and leaves, and one flower and leaves by the hound's feet.


History note: Unknown

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Width: 13.9 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 1755 CE - 1760 CE


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

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Width 12.8 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 and lead-glazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3064B-1928
Primary reference Number: 41744
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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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