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Figure - Autumn

Autumn

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    1772-1775 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:730/B-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure, in hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, of Autumn represented by a woman with a sickle and ears of corn in her hands and an overturned basket of fruit is at her feet; she wears a pink-lined mantle over a loose robe, both diapered with flowers and gold, a belt with the zodiac signs, and purple sandals; she 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 in enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 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 and gilded, of Autumn represented by a woman, made by Bristol porcelain factory, Bristol, modelled 1772-1775.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Basket; Zodiac symbols; Woman; Autumn; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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