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Street Cook standing beside Stove: C.24-1992

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Titles

Street Cook standing beside Stove

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)
Derived from Kändler, Johann Joachim (Modeller)
Derived from Reinicke, Peter (Modeller)
After Huet, Christophe (Designer)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in pale green, green, a little yellow and red, pale and dark purple, and pinkish-pale brown. The underside of the roughly circular base is flat and unglazed, and has a ventilation hole near the back. The upper surface has rocaille scrollwork round the front edge. The cook stands with his feet apart behind a small stove on the top of which is a saucepan. He holds the handle with his left hand and tastes some of the contents on the index finger of his right hand. He wears a white cap, a white shirt, a flowered jacket with purple buttons, a green apron, white breeches with two purple tags at the knees, and purple shoes. A white napkin is over his left arm, and a knife projects from the apron on his left side. The scrolls on the edge of the base are picked out in purple. The stove is pale brown brickwork, with a small yellow and red fire, the pan pale purple and the contents yellow with round pinkish-brown pieces in it.

Notes

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 1970 (Statham Loan 23-1970). 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: 15.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England
  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1990-01-20) by H.M. Government

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1756 CE - 1760 1760 CE

Note

This street cook was copied from a Meissen model of about 1755 by Peter Reinicke after one of a series of coloured drawings of the 'Cries of Paris' commissioned by J.J. Kaendler from the French artist, Christophe Huet (1700-59), and executed in 1753.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( pale green, green, a little yellow and red, pale and dark purple, and pinkish-pale brown) lead-glaze Base: Depth 7 cm

Materials used in production

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.24-1992
Primary reference Number: 42423
Old loan number: Statham Loan 23-1970
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 6 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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