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FIGURINE OF AUTUMN (ONE OF FOUR)

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FIGURINE OF AUTUMN (ONE OF FOUR)

Made by: Derby Porcelain Factory

On view in: Marjorie Post's Bedroom Hall


About this object

The figurine is part of an allegorical set known as "French four seasons." It represents autumn and is shown as a young girl carrying on her right arm a basket of purple and green grapes. She holds a bunch of grapes in her left raised hand and there are more grapes at her feet. She wears a white gold edged kerchief tied under her chin, a low cut white bodice with a gold stomacher, a white bouffant over skirt, and a white underskirt decorated with gold flowers. She stands on a white rococo base with gold scrolls.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
FIGURINE OF AUTUMN (ONE OF FOUR)
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Derby, England
Date made:
1760-1765
Size:
21.9 cm (8 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.77.4
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK patch marks, letters ON in grayish ink [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"