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FIGURINE OF WINTER (ONE OF FOUR)

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FIGURINE OF WINTER (ONE OF FOUR)

Made by: Derby Porcelain Factory

On view in: Marjorie Post's Bedroom Hall


About this object

The figurine is a part of an allegorical set known as "French four seasons." It represents Winter and shows a young boy holding on his right shoulder a bundle of brown faggots tied with a rope. He holds it with his left hand over his head. He wears a white short-sleeved jacket and white boots both edged with fur, a white vest and pants with gold flowers. His right knee rests on a trunk-like support behind which are bunches of rust-colored berries and green leaves. The figure stads on a molded rococo base that is highlighted in gold.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
FIGURINE OF WINTER (ONE OF FOUR)
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Derby, England
Date made:
1760-1765
Size:
21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.77.1
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK patch marks [on bottom]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"