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Cello from Pair of Musicians

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Figure of male with bass fiddle, yellow jacket with red trim, green polka dot vest, flowered breeches wearing side hat, scroll rococo base decor with flowers in relief. Chip on leaf left side of base. Mark: underglaze sword in blue, underglaze anchor and sword in red.


anchor and dagger in red enamel; dagger in underglaze blue


By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

English, about 1765–75


Overall: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain with underglaze blue, colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain