Skip to main content

Wading Bird: C.812-1928

An image of Animal figure

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Titles

Wading Bird

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White stoneware, painted with cobalt-blue and salt-glazed

White salt-glazed stoneware painted with a little dark cobalt-blue. The wading bird (probably a crane) stands facing to the right in front of a tall tree stump on a ten-sided mound base. Its eyes and claws and the edge of the base are coloured blue. The base is decorated with applied floral sprays, and there is a stem on each side of the tree trunk. The figure originally had a second bird, now missing, standing on the other side of the trunk

Notes

History note: Purchased in London in 1905 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 30.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

Note

The crane was based on a Chinese blanc-de-chine taper or brush holder. Originally this model had another bird on the other side of the stump. A complete example was bequeathed to the British Museum by Wallace Elliot in 1938. For comparable Chinese figures, see Fitzwilliam Museum C.36A & B-1962.

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White stoneware, press-moulded in parts, assembled, painted in cobalt blue and salt-glazed
Salt-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.812-1928
Primary reference Number: 76143
Old object number: 443
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 February 2022

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) "Wading Bird" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/76143 Accessed: 2022-05-25 13:51:22

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/76143 |title=Wading Bird |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-05-25 13:51:22|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

                <div class="text-center my-3">
                    <figure class="figure">
                        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa7/C_812_1928_281_29.jpg"
                        alt="Wading Bird"
                        class="img-fluid" />
                        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Wading Bird</figcaption>
                    </figure>
                </div>
            

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Parrot

Accession Number: C.813-1928

Bird mummy

Accession Number: E.164.1891

A Bird

Accession Number: OC.9-1942

Jar

Accession Number: E.P.273

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...