Longton Hall or Vauxhall Porcelain Figure Group Emblematic of Autumn
Circa 1756, perhaps impressed B, otherwise unmarked, probably Vauxhall
Modeled as two putti feeding grapes to a goat, the goat naturalistically shaded in brown, the putti in iron-red and yellow drape, the rocaille-molded scroll base applied with flowers and enriched in gilt, puce, purple and green.
Height 5 1/2 inches (14cm), width 6 1/4 inches (15.9cm).
Gambrell Loan, 18.2 (paper label).
A hard-paste version of this model with bocage was made at the Plymouth manufactory, see ref. no. 5 in the present listing. For a close group, see Bernard Watney, Longton Hall Porcelain, fig. 64A and p. 38. For a group now attributed to Vauxhall and potentially from the factory of Nicholas Crisp and John Saunders, see the British Museum, no. 1887,0307,IV.7. For an example from the Katz Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, previously thought to be Longton Hall and currently listed as 'probably Vauxhall', see 1988.926. For another close example from the Bradshaw Collection, 'attributed to Longton Hall', see Bonham's, 24 January 2007, lot 52.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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