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Girl with a vase representing Autumn: C.56A-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Girl with a vase representing Autumn


Factory: Höchst Porcelain Manufactory
Modeller: Becker, Johann Gottfried




Hard-paste porelain painted in enamels, and gilded. A pair with C.56B-1950

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, glazed, and painted in green, yellow flesh-pink, red, purple, reddish-brown, and black enamels, and gilded. The recessed underside is glazed except for the edge.The vase and figure stand on a low approximately circular base mottled on the front with green, yellow, and grey. The round vase has an aperture on the shoulder, and rises up in the centre to a shaped tray which supports three bunches of pale yellow corn stalks, and a sickle with a red-brown handle. The exterior of the vase is ridged vertically and draped with rocaille ornament painted in purple and gold. The girl kneels on her left knee on the vase with her right foot on the ground, and holds the corn stalks in both hands. She has black hair and brown eyes, and wears a white scarf tied around her head, a green bodice with a white fichu decorated with purple arrow heads between stripes around the shoulders, a white skirt with purple stripes, a white apron with red arrow motifs between stripes, and black buckled shoes.


History note: Uncertain before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Height: 5 11/16 in
Width: 11.1 cm
Width: 4⅜ in

Place(s) associated

  • Höchst ⪼ Hesse ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, third quarter
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE


This figure and its male pair was modelled after Meissen prototypes by J.J. Kaendler. They may have formed part of a table centre with two other figures with vases

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, yellow flesh-pink, red, purple, reddish-brown, and black) gilding

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: wheel
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.56A-1950
Primary reference Number: 140325
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 August 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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