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Bull: C.21-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Bull

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Bull, press-moulded, and lead-glazed overall except for the outer edge of the concave underside.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Bull, press-moulded, and lead-glazed overall except for the outer edge of the concave underside. The bull stands in front of a tree stump on an approximately oval base, and decorated on the top with two applied flowers surrounded by five leaves on the front, and with an applied flower surrounded by four leaves on the left beside the bull's front feet. At the back, near the bottom of the tree stump, there is a square hole to take an attachment. The stump divides into a short and a longer branch, the latter originally having a further branch. The bull stands with its feet together in profile to left, with its head turned very slightly towards the viewer, and its tail hanging down between its hind legs.

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 16-1970). 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: 12.5 cm
Length: 16.3 cm

Relative size of this object

16.3 cm12.5 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 II
Production date: circa AD 1755

School or Style

Rococo

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 lglazed overall except for the outer edge of the concave underside
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.21-1992
Primary reference Number: 42392
Old object number: Statham Loan 16-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 January 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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