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Bocage Candlestick with two nesting Buntings: C.31A-1932

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Bocage Candlestick with two nesting Buntings

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, Bocage Candlestick with two nesting Buntings, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, Bocage Candlestick with two nesting Buntings, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, yellowish-green, bluish-green, yellow, pink, dark puce, pale orange-red, grey, and a little black enamels. The slightly concave underside is glazed except for the outer edge, and has a central ventilation hole, which rises up into the tree. The roughly quatrefoil base has a sloping gadrooned edge. In the centre there is a tree trunk with two main branches and several smaller ones bearing polychrome applied flowers and leaves forming bocage. Between the two main branches at the top there is an oval hole to take a candle branch. At the back a branch curves downward from the trunk to the base to form a handle, which has a horizontal pansy on the top to serve as a thumbpiece. On a ledge at the front of the trunk there is a nest containing three yellow chicks. The parent buntings perch on top of the two main branches, looking down protectively towards the nest. They have pale yellow, pink, and grey plumage, pink or yellow legs, and pink beaks. On the viewer's left of the base there is a recumbent black and white dog with a yellow collar, who looks up into the tree. The gadrooned edge is picked out in pink and dark puce. A pair with C.3e1B-1932

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.1 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Relative size of this object

15.5 cm16.1 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD/CE 1765

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( blue, yellowish-green, bluish-green, yellow, pink, dark puce, pale orange-red, grey, and a little black) Details:

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 enamels
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular printed in reserve in a black band and inscribed in the centre in ink

  • Text: 'FRANCES L. DICKSON' printed and 'FROM/MISS/SMITH/Pair' in ink
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in ink
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.31A-1932
Primary reference Number: 41789
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Candlestick" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/41789 Accessed: 2021-12-07 21:18:48

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