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  • Place of origin:

    Rouen (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rouen pottery factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 45, shelf 8

Physical description

Bust of a woman, emblematic of Summer, in tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours. Her head is turned to the left, and her hair is bound in a wreath of corn-ears and roses with foliage, and caught together at the back but for two strands which hang over her shoulders. The eyes and hair are painted in blue, and her brocaded robe is painted in red, green, blue and yellow and turned back to show a blue lining. Four-sided pedestal with gadrooned top and incurved sides painted with a cornucopia containing flowers, birds and scrolls.

Place of Origin

Rouen (possibly, made)


19th century (made)


Rouen pottery factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours

Marks and inscriptions

In blue


Height: 73.8 cm, Width: 46.5 cm, Depth: 28.6 cm, Weight: 14.610 kg

Object history note

Letters from the curator of the Musées royaux d'art et d'histoire (Bruxelles, 23th December 1932) and from M. Guey (Musée de Rouen, 3rd January 1933) attached to the register confirming it is a 19th century imitation.
A closely similar bust in Brussels (see Dansart, Les anciennes faïences de Bruxelles, pl. XXXIV) labelled as ancient Brussels by the author but considered to be 19th century by the curator (see letter in register).
For other comparaisons, see register.

Descriptive line

Bust of a woman, emblematic of Summer, in tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours, Rouen pottery factory, Rouen, middle of 18th century.


Earthenware; Tin glaze



Subjects depicted

Scrolls; Bust; Wreath; Roses; Birds; Flowers; Cornucopia; Summer; Gadroon; Woman; Foliage


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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