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Parrot: C.2752A-1928

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Unidentified Delft factory (Factory)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple; the parrot stands on an oval mound base which is hollow underneath. A pair with C.2752B-1928


History note: Purchased at Great Yarmouth by the vendor

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


First half of 18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1750 1750 CE


This parrot was derived from a Chinese porcelain parrot, such as Fitzwilliam Museum C.221-1918

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, red, and manganese derived from metallic oxides)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing Press-moulding

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2752A-1928
Primary reference Number: 74023
Old object number: 1455
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 October 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 6 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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