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Seated Girl representing Autumn: C.3096C-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Seated Girl representing Autumn


Factory: Vauxhall Porcelain Factory (Probably)
Production: Longton Hall Porcelain Manufactory (Former attribution)
Maker: Littler, William (Former attribution)




Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in green, yellow, pink, purple and pale brown enamels, and gilt. The base is pierced by an oval hole. The figure is seated on a low, shaped base with a lightly scrolled and striated edge picked out in gold. She is bare-footed and with both hands holds on her lap a small bucket-shaped jar filled with grapes and foliage. She wears a pink broad-brimmed hat with yellow bow on the left side. A pink dress with a low neck, and elbow-length sleaves and a white apron. Round her neck she has a yellow bow. In a set of four figures representing the Seasons.


History note: Vernon Roberts Collection, sold Puttick and Simpson, 23rd May 1924, lot 164; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Vauxhall ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England
  • Longton Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Mid#
Circa 1753 CE - 1755 CE


This figure and its three companion Seasons were based on Meissen prototypes, and were attributed to Longton Hall. It has been suggested that they were probably made by the Vauxhall Porcelain Factory, about 1753-55, see Documentation, Spero and Massey

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, yellow, pink, purple and pale brown) gold

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in green, yellow, pink, purple and pale brown enamels, and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3096C-1928
Primary reference Number: 38486
Old object number: 4369
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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