A Vauxhall figure of Spring circa 1756-60
Lot 84
A Vauxhall figure of Spring circa 1756-60
Sold for £2,520 (US$ 4,233) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Vauxhall figure of Spring
circa 1756-60
Modelled as a boy seated upon an upturned basket of flowers, wearing a pale-yellow jacket and puce breeches, trimmed with flowers and leaves, a chaplet of flowers held in both hands, the scroll moulded base picked out in gold and applied with florets, 12.5cm high (small chips to applied flowers and leaves)


  • Formerly attributed to Longton, this figure has proved to be a puzzle. Another example was illustrated by Geoffrey Godden (1985), pl 293. Godden questioned the traditional attribution and speculated that it '...could be the product of some rare manufacturer...'. Another from the Watney Collection, sold in these rooms on 22 September 1999, lot 98 bore polychrome printed decoration of the type unique to Vauxhall. At the time it was suggested that the figure was Longton Hall, decorated at Vauxhall. This now seems unlikely in view of recent research. A related model of Winter was shown at the ECC Ceramics of Vauxhall Exhibition. See Massey, Marno and Spero (2007), p 92.