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  • Place of origin:

    Thuringia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Limbach porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Robert W. E. Cecil

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 20, shelf 4

Physical description

Figure of a woman emblematic of Summer, hard-paste porcelain. The woman stands looking to the right at an ear of corn held up in her right hand; her left-hand supports the corner of her apron, which contains other ears of corn. She wears a powdered wig, dressed high and with side curls, magenta necklace, green fichu, white open-fronted jacket and apron with vermilion sprig pattern; her white petticoat has stripes and magenta sprigs and her shoes are vermilion. Slightly moulded domed base supporting the figure at the back and partly tinted green.

Place of Origin

Thuringia (made)


ca. 1780 (made)


Limbach porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'LB' in monogram, in pale vermilion


Height: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of a woman emblematic of Summer, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels; Germany, Thuringia, Limbach porcelain factory, ca. 1780

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

Honey, W. B. German porcelain London: Faber and Faber, 1947, Pl. 90A, p. 34.


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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