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Old Man representing Winter from a set of Seasons: C.3209-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Old Man representing Winter from a set of Seasons


Factory: Doccia Porcelain Factory




Greyish-white hard-paste porcelain, moulded and glazed

Greyish-white hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded and glazed. The unglazed underside is concave and has an oval ventilation hole at the back. At the viewer's left of the back of the small square base there is a tree stump which supports a bowl-shaped brazier filled with flames. The old man stands on his left foot with his right slightly advanced and holds his hands in front of his chest with the right above the left. The crown of his head is bald, and he has a long beard. He wears a short tunic under his cloak which is wrapped around him and falls down to the ground at the back.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Doccia ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
Marchese Carlo Ginori period
Production date: circa AD 1755

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Components of the work

Visible Area composed of glaze
At Widest Width 5.9 cm

Materials used in production

greyish-white Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Greyish-white hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3209-1928
Primary reference Number: 74507
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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