Group of four « biscuits » depicting the four seasons.
Two young maiden embody Spring and Summer as two young boys are the metaphors for Fall and Winter.
Spring is holding a swirl of flowers, Summer is adorned with wheat cobs, Fall is eating grapes and Winter is taking shelter from the wind in a cloak.
These four « biscuits » have been made after the model of the Four Seasons by Camillo Rusconi of 1710, the originals are kept at the Windsor Castle.
Period : Doccia, around 1760-1770
Attributed to Gaspero Bruschi, active in Doccia between 1737 and 1778.
Marks : 93 incised under the Winter biscuit
63 incised under the Summer one
GB incised under the Summer one (probably standing for Gaspero Bruschi)
Dimensions : Height 20 in.