31 March 2008
FOUR VOLKSTEDT FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF THE SEASONS
Each wearing pale-puce clothing and holding their seasonal attributes, Spring as a man with a basket of flowers in a yellow waistcoat and red breeches, Summer as a lady in a green hat holding a sickle and with a sheaf of corn, Autumn as a man in a black tricorn hat with a bunch and basket of grapes and Winter as a lady in a black bonnet, her hands in an ermine muff, all standing on pale-green scroll-moulded bases (restorations to extremities)
The tallest (Autumn) 5 5/8 in. (13.5 cm.) high; the smallest (Winter) 5 1/8 in. (13.1 cm.) high (4)
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See Volkstedter Porzellan, 1760-1800, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), p. 63, cat. no. 32 for a figure of Winter from the series.
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