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Spring (from a set of the Seasons): C.87-1932

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Titles

Spring (from a set of the Seasons)

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory
After Eberlein, Johann Friedrich (Modeller)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of Spring, slip-cast, with applied details, lead-glazed, and painted in a little pale blue, turquoise-green, green, yellow, flesh, dark pink, red, brown, and grey enamels, and lightly gilt. The glaze has many black speckles. The unglazed underside has a large circular ventilation hole, and four patchmarks. The circular base has four scroll feet. The edges are decorated with two rocaille 'frills' and a scroll, and the top is strewn with applied flowers. Spring stands on her left leg with her right leg relaxed behind her, leaning back slightly, and looking to her left . She holds up two flowers in her left hand, and has her right over an openwork basket filled with multi-coloured flowers which is held up by a nude infant standing beside her. She has long brown hair partly in a chignon and partly hanging down her back, and decorated at the front with three flowers. Her arms and breasts are bare, and below them she wears a white tunic with a floral pattern, a yellow lining, and gold edges, which is help up by a gold strap over her left shoulder. A turquoise-green scarf is draped over her left upper arm, across her back and round her right side.The child has brown hair and eyes, and a red lips. The edge of the base is picked out in geen, yellow, dark pink and gold, and the flowers are variously dark pink, red and yellow, and blue and yellow.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.5 cm
Width: 11.2 cm

Relative size of this object

11.2 cm23.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Derby ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1770 1770 CE

Note

The figure was based on a model which belonged to a set of Seasons modelled by J.F. Eberlein (1696-1749).

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( pale blue, turquoise-green, green, yellow, flesh, dark pink, red, brown, and grey) gold

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with applied details, lead-glazed, and painted in a little pale blue, turquoise-green, green, yellow, flesh, dark pink, red, brown, and grey enamels, and lightly gilt. The glaze has many black speckles. The unglazed underside has a large circular ventilation hole, and four patchmarks
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label stuck on

  • Text: FRANCES/L. DICKSON
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in ink, now barely legible
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.87-1932
Primary reference Number: 43495
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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