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Figure - Summer

Summer

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    1772-1775 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:730/A-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 Summer represented by young man clad in yellow-lined flowered drapery secured by a band passing over his shoulder on which are the zodiac signs; he holds a pair of shears in his right hand with which he is about to shear a ram lying with its legs bound on a green mound, beside which is a keg; he stands on an irregularly shaped base

Place of Origin

Bristol (made)

Date

1772-1775 (modelled)

Artist/maker

Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted with enamels

Dimensions

Height: 24.8 cm

Object history note

One from a set of the Four Seasons 414:730/ to C-1885 (Sch. I 742 to C)
Lady Charlotte Schreiber purchased three of these figures from Mrs Haliburton, Richmond, for £21 in November 1869 and the fourth from Wareham, London, for £10 10 shillings in July 1872

Descriptive line

Figure, in hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels, of Summer represented by young man and a ram, made by Bristol porcelain factory, Bristol, modelled 1772-1775

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Zodiac symbols; Man; Rams (animals); Shears; Summer

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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