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Cormorant: C.23-1992

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, glazed and painted in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Cormorant, press-moulded, glazed and painted in blue, green, dark pink red, grey, and black enamels. The rocky base is concave underneath and glazed except for the parts of the flat edge. The cormorant stands with its right leg extended and foot on the ground, and its left leg higher up on the rock with only three claws showing. Its wings are outstretched and its head turned to its right holding the remains end of an eel (missing). The base is decorated with three different kinds of shells and seaweed.

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 26-1970). 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: 9.0 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 - 1760

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, dark pink red, grey, and black) Across Wings Width 9.6 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, glazed and painted in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.23-1992
Primary reference Number: 42417
Old loan number: Statham Loan 26-1970
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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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