The figure is modelled mainly in the white, with finely detailed plumage.
Touches of colour are in the comb and wattles, which are painted in iron-red overglaze enamels.
The legs, claws, beak and eyes are described in yellow; the latter with black detailing.
The base is dressed in iron-oxide, 22.5cm high.
It appears in the 1763 Burghley Inventory: ‘the West Dressing room … a white china cock.’
Cockerels seem to have been a particularly popular subject for export porcelains since cockerel-shaped ewers and boxes, as well as variously posed figurines are extant.