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Fable Candlestick: the Fox and the Stork: C.20-1992

Object information

Titles

Fable Candlestick: the Fox and the Stork

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Fable Candlestick, press-moulded, hand-modelled, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Fable Candlestick, press-moulded, hand-modelled, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, two shades of green, yellow, pink, purplish-pink, red, pale purple, yellow, brown, grey, and black enamels. The square base has scrolled and pierced edges, and is supported on three scroll feet at the back, and two at the front. Its underside is glazed except for the feet. On the top there is a tree with six branches bearing applied leaves and flowers of the various colours, and has at the top a drip pan formed by six leaves, and candle-socket in the form of a flower with a calyx. The underside of the drip pan is green overall, and the rim of the nozzle has a circle of dark blue spots and a dark blue edge. At the back a branch curves down to the base to form a handle and has a horizontal purple pansy at the top to serve as a thumbpiece. In front of the tree on the viewer's right stands a stork with grey plumage and a yellow beak and legs, looking down at a reddish-brown fox, who stands over a spray of flowers on the left, and is about to eat from a plate which is dotted with pink and yellow to represent food. The scrolls round the edge are picked out in purplish-pink.

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 Loan13-1970). 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: 23.6 cm
Width: 12.6 cm

Relative size of this object

12.6 cm23.6 cm What does this represent?

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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 III
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 1765 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( blue, two shades of green, yellow, pink, purplish-pink, red, pale purple, yellow, brown, grey, and black) 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, hand-modelled, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20-1992
Primary reference Number: 42387
Old loan number: Statham Loan 13-1970
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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 (2020) "Animal figure" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/42387 Accessed: 2021-12-07 21:00:51

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