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Girl representing Spring from a set of Seasons: C.3132B-1928

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Girl representing Spring from a set of Seasons

Maker(s)

Bristol Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Glazed hard-paste porcelain

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed; the underside is unglazed except for a small area around the ventilation hole which has two firing cracks extending from it in opposite directions. The figure is supported on a five-sided rocky base with a low tree stump at the back and two groups of leaves applied to the top. Spring is represented as a girl, looking downwards to her left. She steps forward on her right leg and has her left extended behind. She holds a posy of flowers in her left hand which is raised and touches the top of her head. With her left arm she holds a large wicker basket full of flowers against her right hip. Her hair is drawn up into a knot on top of her head which is partly encircled by a garland of flowers and foliage. She wears an open, long-sleeved jacket over a chemise, a laced bodice, and a long skirt caught up over her right thigh by two flowerheads, and frilled around its lower edge. Her feet are bare. The figure is very heavy.

Notes

History note: Mr J. Allen Jones, London whose offer to sell this figure and its pair for £35 on 17 May 1928 was accepted by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1775 CE - 1780 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3132B-1928
Primary reference Number: 74420
Old object number: 5094
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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