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Girl representing summer

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Niderviller (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1793 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lemire, Charles-Gabriel, born 1741 - died 1827 (modeller)
    Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste biscuit porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Herbert Allen (Maude Louise Allen)

  • Museum number:

    C.124-1922

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 3

Physical description

Figure in hard-paste biscuit porcelain, representing Summer, from a set of the four Seasons. A peasant girl standing on a circular base, and holding a birds' nest containing fledglings, and a sheaf of corn is in the fold of her apron.;

Place of Origin

Niderviller (made)

Date

ca. 1780-1793 (made)

Artist/maker

Lemire, Charles-Gabriel, born 1741 - died 1827 (modeller)
Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste biscuit porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

'NIDERVILLE'
Impressed in relief on applied strip

'No. 36 F'
Incised

Dimensions

Height: 19.1 cm

Descriptive line

Figure in hard-paste biscuit porcelain, representing Summer, made at Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory, France, ca. 1780-1793.

Production Note

According to the register this was probably modelled by Lemire (ie Charles-Gabriel Sauvage, known as Lemire, 1741-1827, who left Luneville sometime before 1779 and subsequently worked at Niderviller). Another from the same set (C.125-1922) is reproduced by W. B. Honey, French Porcelain (1950 and 1972), pl. 91, where dated to about 1765-75. Aileen Dawson, Eighteenth-century French porcelain in the Ashmolean Museum, 1996, cat. 219, illustrates a similar model to the last one, which she dates to ca. 1780.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain; Biscuit

Subjects depicted

Birds; Seasons; Corn; Girl; Peasant; Summer

Categories

Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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