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Cormorant: C.22A-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Cormorant

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Cormorant, press-moulded, and clear-glazed.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Cormorant, press-moulded, and clear-glazed. The roughly circular rocky base is concave underneath with a deeper depression under the figure, and glazed except for its flat edge. The cormorant stands on with its left leg extended and foot on the ground. Its right leg is higher up on the rock and only three toes are showing. Its wings are outstretched, and its head turned to its left. The base is decorated with three different types of applied shell and spongy weed.

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 25-1970). 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: 8.6 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 1754 - 1756

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Across Wings Width 8.6 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze presumed phosphatic and containing bone ash Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and clear-glazed
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22A-1992
Primary reference Number: 42395
Old loan number: Statham Loan 25-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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