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Fisher Girl: C.27B-1992

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Fisher Girl


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Fisher Girl, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Fisher Girl, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, red, mauve, brown, and black enamels. The underside is closed and unglazed, except for a curved depression near the back, and has a circular ventilation hole in the back proper left quarter. The low rounded sides rise up above that area into a rock which has a square aperture at the back to take an attachment. The girl stands with her left leg slightly advanced holding up her apron containing two fish with her left hand and raising her right hand over it. Her head is turned slightly to her left. She has brown hair drawn up into a bun, a yellow bodice with black buttons and pale mauve cuffs, a flowered white skirt, and black shoes. Behind her on her right there is an oval brown basket containing four fish. All the fish are blue and black with touches of red. On the top of the base in front of the girl there are two groups of pink, yellow, red and blue shells and green seaweed.


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 1988 (Statham Loan 9B-1988). 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: 15.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1755 - 1760

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, flesh-pink, red, mauve, brown, and black) 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 painted overglaze in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27B-1992
Primary reference Number: 42495
Old loan number: Statham Loan 9B-1988
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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