Bow Porcelain Figure - Seated Rustic Seasons - the Autumn Vendangeur c1765
Heading : Bow Porcelain Figure - Seated Rustic Seasons - the Autumn Vendangeur
Date : c1765
Period : George III
Marks : none
Origin : Stratford at Bow; England
Colour : Polychrome with gilt highlights
Pattern : The Autumn figure from the seated rustic seasons series; this was the second iteration of these figures, the first having plain, flat bases rather than a scrolling rococo pedestal, though the figure itself remained broadly similar - a grape-picker seated on a basket overflowing with his harvest, closely regarding a bunch in one hand with a glass full of red wine in the other; this specific model has less fruiting bocage than some others
Condition : Excellent; the body and base seem almost entirely intact with just some very minor losses to the extravagantly festooned vine leaves; sporadic kiln spit to the body and base, with some fine cracks to body and glaze, also on the base; some rubbing to the gilt decoration to the buttons of the figures jacket.
Restoration : none other than - possibly - some very minor retouching of enamel to the aforementioned leaf-losses in a couple of places
Dimensions : 16.1 cm high; base area 12.5 x 13.cm
Weight : 641 grams
References: Bow Porcelain Figures (Peter Bradshaw; 1992) p 105 et seq.
- Product Code: 22091202
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