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The White Partridge: C.80-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


The White Partridge


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Glazed soft-paste porcelain.

Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and lead-glazed. The flat underside is unglazed. there is a small ventilation hole under the bird's tail. The roughly circular base has an irregularly shaped edge, and rises up in the middle into a large and a small tree stump, which support the bird. The partridge stands on both feet in profile to right with its head turned to its right.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Chelsea ⪼ Middlesex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Mid 18th Century
Raised anchor period (1749-1752)
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1752 CE


This model was derived from pl. 72, The White Partridge in George Edwards, The Natural History of Uncommon Birds, II, 1743.

School or Style


Components of the work

Visible Surfaces composed of lead-glaze ( presumed lead)

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: an oval pad with a raised anchor

  • Location: On the tree stump below the bird's tail
  • Method of creation: Applied
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: circular paper label with wide black border printed with the lettering in reserve

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.80-1932
Primary reference Number: 79586
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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