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Bird on Tree Stump: C.807A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Bird on Tree Stump


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




Off-white stoneware, moulded, with applied hand-modelled flowers, and salt-glaze. The long-tailed bird is perching on a tall tree stump rising from a mound base with wavy edges. The front of the stump is decorated with one large and two small rosette-like flowerheads on short stalks. The bird is facing towards the front with its feet on either side of the stump. Its head is turned sharply to the viewer's right, and it holds a large round berry in its beak. The underside of the base is concave and has a central ventilation hole.


History note: Cyril Andrade, London, from whom purchased with its pair on July 30, 1924 for £80 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 11 cm
Height: 21.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - 1760

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Width 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Off-white stoneware, moulded in parts, with hand-modelled flowers, assembled, and salt-glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.807A-1928
Primary reference Number: 76129
Old object number: 4442a
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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