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Seated Woman representing Spring from a Set of Seasons: C.234B-1918

Object information

Titles

Seated Woman representing Spring from a Set of Seasons

Maker(s)

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain Seated Woman representing Spring, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink, orange-red, and greyish-brown enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain Seated Woman representing Spring, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink, orange-red, and greyish-brown enamels, and gilt. The unglazed underside of the base has a circular ventilation hold near the back. The rounded rectangular base has a wavy edge at the back, and three low scroll feet at the front. It rises up at the back into a broad tree stump with, on each side, a short projecting branch bearing applied flowers and leaves. The girl sits with her right foot crossed over her left. Her head is turned three-quarters to her right and she has three flowers attached to the hair at the front. She holds out a bunch of flowers in her right hand, and supports a bouquet of flowers on her left arm. Her hat rests on her left knee. She has brown hair, and wears a pink jacket over a chemise with a posy of flowers tucked into the bosom, and a yellow flower at the waist. Her yellow skirt is tucked up at the back, and her petticoat is decorated with a floral design. Her shoes are yellow with pink flowers on top. The flowers on the stump are orange, and there is a pink, yellow, and orange rose and three leaves on the viewer's right of the base, and two yellow and orange daisies and four leaves on the left. The scrolls are picked out in gold.

Notes

History note: Ralph Griffin, FSA, St John's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Dating

Gold anchor period (1759-69)
Mid 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1759 CE - 1769 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink, orange-red, and greyish-brown) gold Base Width 8 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead; except for underside of base Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, flesh, pink, orange-red, and greyish-brown enamels, and gilt.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: a gold anchor

  • Location: On the proper right back of the tree stump
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.234B-1918
Primary reference Number: 80573
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Seated Woman representing Spring from a Set of Seasons" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/80573 Accessed: 2022-05-28 09:23:17

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