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Owl: C.6-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Owl

Maker(s)

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of an Owl, slip-cast, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels

Soft-paste porcelain figure of an Owl, slip-cast, and painted over glaze in blue, green, yellow, orange-red, purplish-pink, brown, grey, and black enamels. The closed underside is unglazed and has a small circular ventilation hole in the centre. The shallow octagonal base rises up into a tree stump decorated at intervals with applied flowers and leaves. At the top it has two short lateral branch stumps with a few applied leaves. The owl, peering downwards, is perched on the stump. Its back is mainly white, and the rest is painted naturalistically in shades of brown, and grey. Its eyes pink-rimmed eyes have yellow irises and black pupils. The leaves are green, and the applied flowers are either blue and yellow, orange-red and yellow, or purplish-pink and yellow.

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 6-1970). 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 lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm
Width: 9.8 cm

Relative size of this object

9.8 cm22.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Red anchor period (1752-1756)
Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1752 CE - 1758 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, orange-red, purplish-pink, brown, grey, and black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted over glaze in blue, green, yellow, orange-red, purplish-pink, brown, grey, and black enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1992
Primary reference Number: 42615
Old loan number: Statham Loan 6-1970
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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