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Old Man representing Winter from a set of Rustic Seasons: C.3036D-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Old Man representing Winter from a set of Rustic Seasons


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain figure of an Old Man representing Winter.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded and lead-glazed on the visible surfaces. The flat underside is unglazed and has a ventilation hole in the centre. The shallow base is square with rounded corners. Winter, represented as a bearded old man, sits on a heap of logs, with a square aperture at the back to take an attachment. He has his right leg bent and his left leg extended so that the foot projects over the front of the base. He looks down and leans forward towards a vase-shaped, two-handled brazier on his right, holding his hands over his right knee and leaning on a stick held in his left hand. He wears a hooded, buttoned-up coat with wide cuffs and a full gathered skirt, breeches, stockings, and shoes with bows.


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: 13.1 cm
Width: 8.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1755 - 1758

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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.3036D-1928
Primary reference Number: 41584
Old object number: 3797D
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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