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Spring: C.25-1931

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James Neale & Co. (Manufacturer)


Creamware painted in enamels

Cream earthenware, moulded, covered with very slightly blue-tinted lead-glaze, and painted in yellow, brownish-yellow, two shades of green, pale purplish-pink, dark purplish-pink, and black enamels. The closed underside has a circular ventilation hole in the centre. The base is square with straight sides, and a moulded upper edge with a dark purplish-pink line running round it. Spring is represented by a fair-haired girl seated on a grassy mound with a shell on its back and rococo style scrolls on the front. She holds a basket of polychrome flowers and foliage in her left arm and holds a rose in her right which rests on her breast. She has a broad-brimmed hat with a green edged hat-band, pompom ornament and edge, and wears a purplish-pink bodice, a white skirt with scattered purplish-pink flowers, and border round the hem, black shoes, with red pompoms on top

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( yellow, yellowish-brown, two shades of green, pale and darker purplish-pink, red, and black)

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware presumed lead-glaze; very slightly blue tinted Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded, covered with clear, very slightly blue-tinted lead-glaze, and painted in yellow, brownish-yellow, two shades of green, pale and dark purplish-pink, red, and black enamels. The vase has a circular ventilation hold in the middle.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: NEALE & CO
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: SPRING
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25-1931
Primary reference Number: 73640
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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