This rare and colorful pair would have originally been part of a set of four, allegorically representing the four seasons of the year. The design is based on a similar set created at the Meissen factory in Germany in about 1745. In fact, the Bow factory in London copied some Meissen forms very closely. Spring is here presented as a bacchante with flowers accompanied by an attendant putto holding a basket of flowers. Winter is an old man warming his hands over a brazier, with an attendant putto wrapped in a cloak against the cold. Bow also created a set of the four seasons to its own original designs, and those are found much more often than these figures from the set based on Meissen. This pair displays extremely well, and various repairs have been made to insure a near perfect presentation. They are about ten inches tall.

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Pair of Bow Figural Candleholders of Spring and Winter c.1760.


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