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Woman representing Spring from a set of Seated Rustic Seasons: C.3036A-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Woman representing Spring from a set of Seated Rustic Seasons


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Woman representing Spring.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and lead-glazed on the visible surfaces. The circular base is unglazed underneath and has a central ventilation hole. The woman is seated on a low rock with an oval aperture in the back to take an attachment. Her feet are crossed and she rests her left elbow on a basket of flowers standing on the rock to the viewer's right. She wears a broad-brimmed hat, a bodice and skirt, and an apron partly filled with flowers. Her shoes each have a pompom on the top. On the viewer's right of her feet, there is another basket of flowers, and to the left further back, a straw beehive.


History note: Purchased from A. Johnson & Sons, 85 Wigmore Street on 21 April 1922 for £18 the set by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.3 cm
Width: 9.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - 1758

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain
presumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and lead-glazed on the visible surfaces

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3036A-1928
Primary reference Number: 41578
Old object number: 3797A
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 August 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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