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Standing Goat: C.35-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Standing Goat


Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory
Proprietor: Planché, Andrew




Glazed soft-paste porcelain figure of a goat standing in profile to left with its head turned towards the viewer

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a standing goat, slip-cast, with clear glaze, and dry-edge. The glaze on the ridge of the goat’s back is speckled with black, and there are paler speckles lower down on back. The closed underside is unglazed, and has a circular ventilation hole. The bearded goat stands on an approximately oval base, supported by a tree stump under its body. Its body is in profile to left and it has its head is turned to its left so as to face the viewer.


History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; died respectively 1967 and 1970; their daughter, 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

Depth: 6.7 cm
Width: 13.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1752 - 1755


After a Meissen model of 1742 by J.J. Kaendler. The presence of Meissen models in England is known from the record of the service given by Augustus III, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony to Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams, British bassador at Dresden in 1748 which included '6 He Goats' and '6 She Goats'. The companion Nanny Goat with Kid was also copied. Both are known undecorated and enamelled.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Over Horns Height 16.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
presumed non-phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and lead-glazed, with dry-edge. The underside has a circular ventilation hole
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 11
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: The E has two curves so this might be read as \3

  • Text: script E/
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in brown
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.35-1992
Primary reference Number: 82744
Old loan number: Statham Loan 21-1970
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 October 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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