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Figure - Bacchus representing Autumn
  • Bacchus representing Autumn
    William Duesbury & Co.
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Bacchus representing Autumn

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    1765-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:180-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 4

Physical description

Figure in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels, of Bacchus with a youthful satyr, representing Autumn, and Bacchus stands by a tree stump from which springs a vine with bunches of green and purple grapes and foliage, and the branches of the vine are wreathed about his naked body, and with his left hand he holds a bunch of grapes above his mouth, and the satyr is seated behind him on a barrel with a cup held to his lips, and they are both supported on a rococo scrolled base.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

1765-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels

Dimensions

Height: 27.3 cm

Object history note

One of a set of the Four Seasons, copied from a Meissen figure, probably modelled by Johann Friedrich Eberlien, ca. 1740
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Van der Pluyne (or Plyune), Rotterdam, for £8 in October 1873.
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Descriptive line

Figure in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels, of Bacchus with a youthful satyr, representing Autumn, from a set of The Classical Seasons, made by William Duesbury & Co., Derby, 1765-1770.

Production Note

Label - copied from a Meissen figure probably modelled by Eberlein ca. 1740.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Grapes; Vines; Autumn; Satyrs

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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