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Flora representing Spring from a Set of Antique Seasons: C.29-1932

Object information

Titles

Flora representing Spring from a Set of Antique Seasons

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)
After Meyer, Friedrich Elias I (Modeller)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of Flora representing Spring, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain figure of Flora representing Spring, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, pink, red, purple, purplish-brown, and black enamels. The closed under-side is unglazed and has a circular ventilation hole in the middle. The almost circular, high mound base has a square aperture at the back to take an attachment. The front is decorated in relief with rococo scrolls and moss, and with two applied flowers each with five leaves. On the proper right side there is a large vase with scrolled shoulders bedecked with a garland of flowers and foliage, and containing an arrangement of flowers. Flora stands beside it with her right leg forward, her right arm curved round the top of the vase and her left arm in front of her and across her body. She has a green and blue jewel on her forehead, a bunch of flowers on the left side of her head and a black bow on the back of it. She wears a long, flowing, pink drape with a white lining with a polychrome floral pattern, which passes over her right shoulder, across her back, and down to the ground. It is held round her waist at the front by a black belt. The scrolls on the base are picked out in pale purple, and the moss is pale green. The two flowers are yellow with blue centres and the leaves are green. The flowers in and on the vase are multicoloured.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.8 cm
Width: 11.8 cm

Relative size of this object

11.8 cm23.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-06-13) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE

Note

The figure was derived from a Meissen model by F.E. Meyer

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in blue, green, yellow, pink, red, purple, purplish-brown, and black) Details

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, with hand-modelled details, painted over lead-glaze in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.29-1932
Primary reference Number: 41773
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Flora representing Spring from a Set of Antique Seasons" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/41773 Accessed: 2022-06-26 15:32:08

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