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Boy with a Jug and Cup, known as The Toper: C.14-1992

Object information

Titles

Boy with a Jug and Cup, known as The Toper

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a boy, press-moulded, and glazed on the visible surfaces.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a boy, press-moulded, and lead-glazed on the visible surfaces. The closed underside has a central ventilation hole. The figure is supported on an almost round low mound base with a tree trunk at the back. The boy sits on the trunk with his left leg forward and his right leg behind him. He supports a tankard on the stump with his left hand and has his right arm across his body holding up a cup. He looks over his arm towards the viewer. He wears a soft conical hat, a ruffle round his neck, a jacket with many buttons, breeches, and buckled shoes. There is a tankard on the tree stump behind him, and on the base there are three ninepins, a ball, a jug with a spoon handle projecting from it, and a pipe.

Notes

History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970; their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham by whom lent anonymously in 1970. Bequeathed by Miss Statham, 1990, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M.Government in 1990 in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1990) by H.M. Government

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1750 - 1754

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lead-glaze ( presumed lead)

Materials used in production

presumed phosphatic and containing bone ash Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and lead-glazed on the visible surfaces
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1992
Primary reference Number: 42327
Old loan number: Statham Loan 7-1970
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 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 (2022) "Boy with a Jug and Cup, known as The Toper" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/42327 Accessed: 2022-05-25 05:39:44

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