figure, Autumn

manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1747, closed 1776)

circa 1754
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figure, Autumn from a set of the Four Seasons, consisting Autumn as a vendangeur, Autumn for candle mount. allegorical figure clothed in 18th century contemporary costume, with an identifiable attribut, grapes for Autumn the aperture, (square hole) at the back of the figures of Autumn, appears almost unique to Bow and is intended for the purchaser to insert a metal candle holder or bocage of metal green enamelled stems capped with porcelain flowers. This understanding of the use of the aperture illuminates the versatility of the figures and their use in decorative schemes.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1747, closed 1776)
Production place
Bow, London, England
Production date
circa 1754
Media description
185 mm
Credit line
purchased with funds provided by the Nina Stanton 18th Century Porcelain Bequest, 2017
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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