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FIGURINE OF SPRING (ONE OF FOUR)

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FIGURINE OF SPRING (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 the allegorical set known as the "French four seasons." It represents Spring as a young boy holding a garland of flowers in his raised hands. Behind him is a trunk-like base covered with clusters of flowers and leaves. He wears a white attire: brimmed hat, jacket, vest, pants, and boots all edged in gold. He has crossed straps over his shoulders from which hang a bottle on his left and a fringed pouch on his right. The figure stands on a molded rococo base highlighted with gold.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
FIGURINE OF SPRING (ONE OF FOUR)
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Derby, England
Date made:
1760-1765
Size:
22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.77.2
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"