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Autumn: C.273-1991

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Current Location: In storage




Maker: Unknown (Probaby)




Maiolica figure of Autumn or Bacchus in off-white, holding a bunch of grapes, standing next to a column topped with bunches of grapes.

Off-white earthenware, press-moulded and tin-glazed off-white overall except for the base. The figure stands on a circular straight-sided base beside the lower part of a column topped with bunches of grapes. He wears a headband, a belt and a drape, and stands facing front, with his right leg advanced. His left elbow is bent and he has a bunch of grapes in his right hand which he holds across his body.


History note: Kerin, London, from whom purchased in May 1918 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Height: 42.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


18th Century
Circa 1780 CE - 1800 CE

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Materials used in production

except for the base Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Off-white earthenware, press-moulded and tin-glazed off-white overall except for the base.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.273-1991
Primary reference Number: 73987
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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