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Figure - Spring

Spring

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Plymouth (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Plymouth Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:688-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 12, shelf 4

Physical description

Figure, in hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels, of a boy slightly draped, emblematic of Spring, from the Four Seasons; he stands beside a tree stump on a high base with rococo scrollwork in relief on the front; he has a garland of flowers on his head and a purple scarf over his right shoulder, and he holds a nest with a pair of birds in it; at his side is a beehive

Place of Origin

Plymouth (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Plymouth Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Dimensions

Height: 13.9 cm

Object history note

From a set of figures emblematic of the four seasons 414:688/ to C-1885 (Sch. I 699 to C)
Lady Charlotte Schreiber bought these four figures from Kerridge, London, for £2 5 shillings in May 1873, from George, London, for £3 17 shillings 6 pence in October 1878, from Kerridge, London, for £2 5 shillings in January 1873, and from Noakes, Worcester, for 2 shillings 6 pence in September 1867

Descriptive line

Figure, in hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels, of a boy slightly draped, emblematic of Spring, from the Four Seasons, made by Plymouth Porcelain Factory, Plymouth, ca. 1770

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Beehives; Spring; Nest; Birds; Flowers; Boy

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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