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An image of Spring from the seated rustic seasons by Bow
Alternate image of Spring from the seated rustic seasons by Bow Alternate image of Spring from the seated rustic seasons by Bow

Bow

(England 1744 – 1776)

Title
Spring from the seated rustic seasons
Year
circa 1755-circa 1758
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

12.8 x 10.0 x 8.2 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.80
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

This is part of a popular set of figures that was in production from the mid 1750s (along with L2012.81, L2012.82, L2012.83). Spring has flowers, summer corn, autumn grapes; winter huddles over a brazier. Earlier examples are on simple pad bases. The set was reissued in the 1760s on rococo scrollwork bases (see no L2012.91).

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 44 (colour illus., detail|), 47 (colour illus.). cat.no. 49