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Bacchus representing Autumn from a Set of Antique Seasons: C.30-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

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Bacchus representing Autumn from a Set of Antique Seasons

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory
Modeller: Meyer, Friedrich Elias I (After)

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Bacchus representing Autumn, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and painted over lead-glaze in polycrhomevenamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Bacchus representing Autumn, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, two shades of green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, puce, purple and pale brown enamels and gilt. The unglazed underside has a central circular ventilation hole. The high scrolled base has a square aperture in the back to take an attachment and a circular hole in the front, and is decorated on the top with applied flowers and leaves. Bacchus stands with his right leg forward, and rests his right elbow on top of a ewer filled with grapes. He holds a cup in his right hand and a bunch of grapes in his left, which is held up in front of his chest. He wears a vine wreath on his head, and a yellow drape lined with a blue and puce floral pattern, and edged with gold. A rabbit is suspended from a belt crossing his torso diagonally. The ewer is decorated with puce scrolls and rocaille ornament picked out in gold, surrounding a spray of polychrome flowers. The base is picked out in puce, bluish-green, and gold, and the flowers are yellow and pink.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 25.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-06-13) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE

Note

From a set of Seasons derived from Meissen models by Friedrich Elias Meyer, who entered the factory in 1748, and introduced a mannerist style, with elongated figures

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, two shades of green, yellow, flesh-pink, pink, puce, purple and pale brown) gold
Details

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and painted over lead-glaze in polychrome enamels and gilt
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.30-1932
Primary reference Number: 41788
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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