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Street Cook standing beside Stove: C.24-1992

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Street Cook standing beside Stove


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory
Modeller: Kändler, Johann Joachim (Derived from)
Modeller: Reinicke, Peter (Derived from)
Designer: Huet, Christophe (After)




Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in pale green, green, a little yellow and red, pale and dark purple, and pinkish-pale brown. The underside of the roughly circular base is flat and unglazed, and has a ventilation hole near the back. The upper surface has rocaille scrollwork round the front edge. The cook stands with his feet apart behind a small stove on the top of which is a saucepan. He holds the handle with his left hand and tastes some of the contents on the index finger of his right hand. He wears a white cap, a white shirt, a flowered jacket with purple buttons, a green apron, white breeches with two purple tags at the knees, and purple shoes. A white napkin is over his left arm, and a knife projects from the apron on his left side. The scrolls on the edge of the base are picked out in purple. The stove is pale brown brickwork, with a small yellow and red fire, the pan pale purple and the contents yellow with round pinkish-brown pieces in it.


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 23-1970). Bequeathed by Miss Statham, 1990, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

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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: 15.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England
  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1990-01-20) by H.M. Government


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1756 CE - 1760 CE


This street cook was copied from a Meissen model of about 1755 by Peter Reinicke after one of a series of coloured drawings of the 'Cries of Paris' commissioned by J.J. Kaendler from the French artist, Christophe Huet (1700-59), and executed in 1753.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( pale green, green, a little yellow and red, pale and dark purple, and pinkish-pale brown) lead-glaze
Base Depth 7 cm

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.24-1992
Primary reference Number: 42423
Old loan number: Statham Loan 23-1970
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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