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Bacchus representing Autumn from a Set of Seasons: EC.7-1938

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Titles

Bacchus representing Autumn from a Set of Seasons

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Bacchus, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and very slightly blue-tinted lead glaze, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of Bacchus, press-moulded with hand-modelled details, and very slightly blue-tinted lead glaze. Painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in blue, turquoise, green, pink, orange, red, purple, and brown enamels, and gilt. The concave underside is glazed including most of the feet, and has a ventilation hole near the back. The rounded square base has five scroll feet with a pierced rocaille motif between the front two. On the viewer's left there is a large bulbous ewer with a pink rocaille motif and lower border on the back, sprays of fruiting vine on the front, and grapes and leaves filling the mouth.
Bacchus stands on his left leg with his right foot in front resting on a scroll projecting from the base. He leans back on the ewer on his right arm, and holds a white, pink and gold goblet in his right hand. In his left hand he holds up a bunch of grapes over the goblet. He has a wreath of vine over his brown hair, and wears a long pink drape with a blue and puce floral patterned lining, and gold edging, which passes over his right shoulder and down to the ground at the back. A rabbit is slung on his left side by an underglaze blue and gold strap. The base is picked out in underglaze blue, puce, turquoise, and gold.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.7 cm
Width: 13.0 cm

Relative size of this object

13 cm26.7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

18th century
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1774 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue turquoise, green, yellow, orange, flesh-orange, pink, and brown) lead-glaze ( presume lead) gold Details

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, and very slightly blue-tinted lead glaze, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with printed red double line border, printed inside

  • Text: BUXTON/ART MUSEUM/NO
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.7-1938
Primary reference Number: 41991
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 February 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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