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Fisher Boy: C.27A-1992

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Titles

Fisher Boy

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Fisher Boy, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Fisher Boy, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in greyish-blue, blue, green, pale yellow, flesh-pink, red, brown, and black enamels. The roughly square base has rough edges and is concave and unglazed underneath. It has a square aperture to take an attachment in the top of the proper left back corner. The boy stands on both feet with his left leg forward leaning over and supporting with both hands an upturned basket containing four fish. Below it and behind it there are six shells and seaweed. The boy has brown hair, and wears a green jacket with a blue collar, black seams and black buttons, yellow trousers, and black shoes. The basket is dark brown, and the fish are grey and blue with touches of red.

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 1988 (Statham Loan 9A-1988). 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: 14.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - 1765

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( greyish-blue, blue, green, pale yellow, flesh-pink, red, brown, and black) lead-glaze ( presumed lead)

Materials used in production

presumed phosphatic and containing bone ash Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27A-1992
Primary reference Number: 42493
Old loan number: Statham Loan 9A-1988
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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