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Old Man representing Winter from a set of Seated Rustic Seasons: C.3037-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Old Man representing Winter from a set of Seated Rustic Seasons


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain of a 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 small round ventilation hole below the figure. The shallow base is square with rounded corners. Winter sits on a heap of logs with a square hole at the back to take an attachment. His left leg is bent and his right is extended so that the foot projects a little way over the edge of the base. He looks down and leans to his right towards a vase-shaped flaming brazier on the proper right front corner of the base.


History note: Purchased from Mr Parkin (? Parker) of Waterloo Road, Brighton on 9 October 1920 for £2.5.0. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.0 cm
Width: 8.6 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


Bow Porcelain Manufactory; Stratford-le-Bow, (Essex), London

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3037-1928
Primary reference Number: 41585
Old object number: 3796
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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