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Seated Cavalier and Lady

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Seated man in yellow waistcoat, white shirt, puce cape and lavender breeches leans forward to offer snuff in a gold box to a lady seated to his right. Lady wears a white cap, a flowered dress with a puce apron and a black ribbon around her neck. Base is encrusted with flowers and leaves.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Richard and Ellen Paine by their children

German, about 1745

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13.33 x 15.87 cm (5 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain