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Recumbent Ewe with Lamb: C.34-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Recumbent Ewe with Lamb

Maker(s)

Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory
Proprietor: Andrew Planché

Entities

Categories

Description

Glazed soft-paste porcelain ewe and lamb, with dry edge.

Soft-paste porcelain figure of ewe and lamb, slip-cast, and lead-glazed, with slightly dry-edge. The unglazed underside is extremely thick (2.4 cm), and has a large oval ventilation hole in the middle.The rocky base is roughly rectangular with a curved edge at the back. The recumbent ewe is in profile to left with its head turned to the front. The lamb lies in front of her, facing to the viewer's right, and resting its head on its mother's rear left leg. Both have a long, curly fleece.

Notes

History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham (d. respectively 1967 and 1970); Miss Beryl Statham, by whom lent anonymously in 1970; bequeathed by Miss Beryl 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 lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm
Length: 16 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1992-01-20) by H.M. Government

Dating

18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1755 CE

Note

Variants of this group, probably inspired by Meissen sheep, were made in Chelsea, Bow, and Longton Hall porcelain, in lead-glazed and tin-glazed earthenware, and white salt-glazed stoneware (see C.806-1928). Figures and groups with a 'dry-edge' are usually dated to the early years of the Derby factory, c. 1750-55.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

except underside; presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and lead-glazed, with slightly dry-edge. The unglazed underside is extremely thick (2.4 cm), and has a large oval ventilation hole in the middle
Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.34-1992
Primary reference Number: 82726
Old loan number: Statham Loan 20-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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