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Tawny Owl: C.59-1932

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Titles

Tawny Owl

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain Tawny Owl, press-moulded, with visible mould mark running down the sides and over the head, and with hand-modelled details, painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain Tawny Owl, press-moulded, with visible mould mark running down the sides and over the head, and with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, yellowish-green, yellow, dark pink, brown and black enamels. The deep convex underside is glazed and does not have a ventilation hole. The roughly circular, rounded conical base has vertical ridges to resemble the bark on a tree stump, and has three applied flowers and leaves at the front. On the viewer's right it has a projecting broken off branch. The owl perches on the stump with his left foot on the branch, looking straight ahead. There is a large circu-lar ventilation hole in the back of the top of its head. The plumage is mainly white with brown and very pale yellow feathers here and there, and circles of brown feathers round both eyes, which are brown with black pupils. Its beak is yellow, and its feet are yellow with brown short lines overall, and black claws. One flower is dark pink with a yellow centre, and the other two are blue. The leaves are green and there are spaced green splodges on the base.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Depth: 13.6 cm
Height: 20 cm

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

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - 1760 1760

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( blue, yellowish-green, yellow, dark pink, brown and black) Details:

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, with visible mould mark running down the sides and over the head, and with hand-modelled details, painted overglaze in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.59-1932
Primary reference Number: 41909
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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