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Dog's head whistle: C.41-1992

Object information

Titles

dog's head whistle

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain or hybrid porcelain dog's head whistle, painted in red, purple and black enamels; remnants of gilding.

Soft-paste porcelain or hybrid porcelain dog's head whistle, painted in red, purple and black enamels; remnants of gilding. The dog has a black patch over its left brow and ear and spots on the right side of its face. Its nose and whiskers are black; its mouth is outlined in purple. A hole to take a cord for suspension is pierced through its muzzle. The area round the mouthpiece was originally gilt and has remnants of gilding on it.

Notes

History note: From the collection of the late Dr & Mrs H. Statham; lent by the testator, 1988. Miss Beryl Statham Bequest accepted by H.M. Governament 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: 2.2 cm
Length: 2.4 cm

Relative size of this object

2.4 cm2.2 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

First half of 19th Century
George III
George IV
Bloor Period
Circa 1814 - 1828

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, purple, black) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze uncertain Hybrid porcelain uncertain Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain or hybrid porcelain dog's head whistle, painted in red, purple and black enamels; remnants of gilding

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41-1992
Primary reference Number: 137210
Old loan number: Statham Loan 30-1970
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 30 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "dog's head whistle" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/137210 Accessed: 2022-06-26 18:23:35

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