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Figure - Youth


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770-1793 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 6

Physical description

Standing boy holding a goat and with a panier of grapes

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1770-1793 (made)


Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'CN' in monogram, painted in puce enamel

'N [reversed] l' and 'BI' incised

Object history note

Acquisition type: Purchase

Descriptive line

Figure of a youth, perhaps symbolising Autumn, made by Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory, France, about 1770-1793

Production Note

According to a note in the register this is perhaps one of 'Les quatre Saisons habillées ...' listed in the Niderviller 'Tarif' published by A. Tainturier, 'Recherches sur les anciennes manufactures de porcelain et de faience (Alsace et Loraine), Strasbourg, 1868; here however, the figures are shown as 8", not 7½ as this example. The model was also produced at Niderviller in faience (see A. Lane, French Faience, 1948, pl. 82E)


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Autumn; Goat; Boy; Grapes


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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