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  • Place of origin:

    L'Alcora (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin, François (modeller)
    Alcora porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure of Winter in soft-paste white porcelain. An old bearded man with draperies falling from head to foot, and he stands warming his hands at a brazier in the form of a tripod vase with a lion's mask. At his feet the ground is embellished with rocailles. He stands on a circular plinth of concave profile, ornamented with three groups of applied flowers and leaves interconnected by an arcading of knotted ribbons.

Place of Origin

L'Alcora (made)


ca. 1775 (made)


Martin, François (modeller)
Alcora porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain


Height: 20.3 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of Winter in soft-paste porcelain, modelled by François Martin, Alcora porcelain factory, L'Alcora, ca. 1775.

Labels and date

Modelled by François Martin
SPAIN (ALCORA); about 1775
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]


Soft paste porcelain

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Winter; Tripod; Man; Flowers; Brazier; Vase


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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