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Bust from a Set of the Four Seasons: Spring

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This bust belongs to a set of four, representing the Four Seasons, based on originals made in the workshop of Nicolas Fouquay, Rouen, ca. 1730.

Inscription

Inscribed in blue enamel on back of bust: "Faict à Rouen/ 1647"

Marks

Fleur de lys, in blue enamel, on back of bust.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

French (Paris), about 1870–90

Object Place

France

Dimensions

49.53 x 32.38 x 19.68 cm (19 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.549

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome enamels

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery