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Fiddler: C.18-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Fiddler

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

Entities

Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Fiddler, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Fiddler, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, pink, red, purple, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The underside of the roughly circular base is unglazed except for the depression surrounding the ventilation hole. The base has a tree stump at the back with a rectangular stone in front of it. In the back of the stump there is a rectangular hole to take an attachment. The fiddler stands on his left leg with his right foot on the stone. He holds the fiddle in his left hand and the bow (missing) in the hand of his extended right arm. He wears a broad-brimmed black hat turned up at the front, a white shirt and neck cloth, a floral coat with a pink lining and gold buttons, pink three-quarter length breeches with black embroidered borders, and black buckled shoes. At the back of the stump there is a 'v' in greyish-purple. The top of the base is decorated with two painted dark pink flowers and foliage, and an applied blue flower and three green leaves.

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 (Statham Loan 11-1970). 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: 17.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, pink, red, purple, brown, and black) lead-glaze ( presumed lead) gold
Base Depth 7.0 cm

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 painted oveglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-1992
Primary reference Number: 42361
Old loan number: Statham Loan 11-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Fiddler" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/42361 Accessed: 2024-06-18 04:14:21

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