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Parrot perched in a Fruit Tree: C.19-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

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Parrot perched in a Fruit Tree

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Parrot perched in a Fruit Tree, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and very slightly greyish-blue glaze, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Parrot perched in a Fruit Tree, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and very slightly greyish-blue lead-glaze. Painted overglaze in blue, pale turquoise, two shades of green, yellow, orange-red, pink, puce, and purple enamels. The concave underside is glazed except for the edges and has a circular cream plug in the central hole. The base is approximately circular with a shaped edge formed by a shell and rococo scrolls and moss. It rises up into a tree trunk with the remains of a metal alloy attachment low down in its back. On the front of the base of the trunk there are two groups of an orange and a blue applied flower and leaves. The tree has a short lateral branch on the viewer's left, and on the right, a branch which divides into two. The lower branch curves round in front of the trunk, and the other rises upwards and then curves to the left. The parrot perches on the lower branch looking towards the right. Depending from the branches there are four large fruits resembling plums or peaches. The parrot is painted in polychrome excluding green. The green leaves on the branches are interspersed with small red berries, and the fruits are pale pink and puce. The shell and scrolls on the base are picked out in puce, and the moss is green.

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 Loan12-1970). 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: 19.4 cm
Width: 14 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 or George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, pale turquoise, two shades of green, yellow, orange-red, pink, puce, and purple) lead-glaze ( presumed lead)
Details

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, with hand-modelled details, and very slightly greyish-blue glaze, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-1992
Primary reference Number: 42370
Old loan number: Statham Loan 12-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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