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Autumn from a set of Seasons: C.899C-1928

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Autumn from a set of Seasons

Maker(s)

Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

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Description

Lead-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome enamels. Autumn represented by a young man holding a bunch of grapes over a goblet of wine

Cream earthenware, press-moulded, covered with slightly blue-tinted lead-glaze, and painted in green, pale yellow, flesh-pink, a little red, pale lilac, brown, reddish-brown, and black enamels. The underside is closed and has a ventilation hole in the centre. The base is square with straight sides canted inwards on the underside, and is decorated on each side with a continuous reddish-brown band. The figure is supported on a mound base which rises up at the back into a tree stump, and is painted in green, brown and reddish-brown to resemble rocks and grass. The boy is barefooted and stands with his right foot a little in in front of the other. He looks downwards to a goblet of wine held in his left hand, and holds a bunch of grapes over it with this right, He has rosy cheeks and black hair, partly covered by a high-crowned black hat with a broad brim which is turned up at the front. He wears a white shirt, a pale lilac jacket, and knee-length pale yellow breeches.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 12 March 1909, part of lot 185; purchased by S. Fenton for £6.15s. on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1785 CE - 1800 CE

Note

Possibly made by a member of the Wood family

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, pale yellow, flesh-pink, a little red, pale lilac, brown, reddish-brown, and black)
Surface composed of lead-glaze ( slightly blue-tinted, pearl glaze)
Base Depth 7.7 cm Width 7.7 cm

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Cream earthenware, press-moulded, covered with slightly blue-tinted lead-glaze, and painted in green, pale yellow, flesh-pink, a little red, pale lilac, brown, reddish-brown, and black enamels. The underside is closed and has a ventilation hole in the centre

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.899C-1928
Primary reference Number: 76310
Old object number: 3010
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 May 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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