A hearty gentleman--perhaps a Scotsman--strides over snow covered hills in a scene chosen...
A hearty gentleman--perhaps a Scotsman--strides over snow covered hills in a scene chosen by Adams to represent winter for the "Seasons" pattern red transfer cup and saucer. As he braves the cold he takes comfort in his pipe and in the presence of his frisky dog. The landscape features a snowy mountain peak, cottages, and an impressive baronial hall. The scene from the center of the saucer is adapted for the side and interior of the handleless cup.
The red ground of the border is interrupted by a meandering ribbon that divides floral reserves from allegorical figures representing the four seasons--each labeled so that there is no mistaking their significance.
|Dimensions:||Saucer Diameter 6 in., Cup Height 2 3/8 in.|
Generally the Adams pottery gave its customer plenty to look at while at the dining table.
Generally the Adams pottery gave its customer plenty to look at while at the dining table. Many of their patterns feature scenes with a strong narrative suggestion, and one can imagine children at table concocting make-believe stories. With scenes depicting the twelve months and four seasons, the "Seasons" pattern transformed the table or cupboard into a sort of panoramic calendar.
|Price:||$ 155.00 each set|