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Figure - Autumn

Autumn

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-70 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and slightly gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:23-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A, shelf 1

Physical description

Figure, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and slightly gilded, of a male gardener representing Autumn wearing a green-lined crimson coat, figured waistcoat, flowered breeches, and a dark blue apron, and he holds a black cocked hat in his heft hand and holds up his apron laden with fruit with his right hand, and he stands beside a stump of a cherry tree with fruit and foliage on a round base on which are applied flowers and leaves

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1765-70 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and slightly gilded

Dimensions

Height: 35.6 cm

Object history note

The figure is adapted from a Chelsea model, also in the Schreiber Collection, 414:193-1885 (Sch. I 198)
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Walker's sale, Sotheby's for £31 in May 1873

Descriptive line

Figure, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and slightly gilded, of a male gardener representing Autumn, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, London, ca. 1765-70.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bradshaw, Peter. Bow Porcelain Figures, circa 1748-1774. 1992, fig. 215

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Autumn; Man; Flowers; Tree

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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