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Hurdy-Gurdy from Pair of Musicians

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Figure of seated woman, with musical instrument on left knee, wearing purple hat, yellow bodice, purple apron, over orange flowered dress, blue and orange cloak, suspended from neck, yellow shoes, scroll rococo base, decor with flowers in relief. Mark: blue sword, red sword, red anchor.

Marks

anchor and dagger in red enamel; dagger in underglaze blue

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

English, About 1765–75

Dimensions

Overall: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2185

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain