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Woman representing Summer from a set of Seated Rustic Seasons: C.3036B-1928

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Woman representing Summer from a set of Seated Rustic Seasons


Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain figure of Woman representing Summer.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and lead-glazed on the visible surfaces. The flat underside is unglazed and has a small almost central ventila-tion hole. The rounded oval mound base is covered by a heap of cut corn, and has a square aperture to take an attachment at the back. The girl is seated on the corn facing to the front but with her legs sloping to the viewer's left. She holds out a bunch of ears of corn in her right hand, and with her left, which is beside her left thigh, supports the top of a stook of corn. She wears a hat with wide flat brim, a short-sleeved blouse, and a dress with a low-neck, bodice pointed at centre front and back, and a full skirt, and shoes with bows.


History note: Purchased from A. Johnson & Sons, 85 Wigmore Street on 21 April 1922 for £18 the set.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.4 cm
Width: 8.5 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
Production date: circa AD 1755

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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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3036B-1928
Primary reference Number: 41579
Old object number: 3797B
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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