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Hurdy-gurdy player

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Seated on raised base, brown-soled black shoes, left leg over bent right; torn white knee breeches & lavendar coat. Off-white hurdy-gurdy with brown strings & black handle. Black strap for brown back on back, wide-brimmed black hat. Red-striped scarf. From series of Meissen figures based on set...

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Provenance

By 1956, Mr. and Mrs. Lesley Sheafer; 1956, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lesley Sheafer. (Accession date: April 12, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lesley Sheafer

German, about 1740

Dimensions

Overall: 13.8 x 11.4 x 15.2 cm (5 7/16 x 4 1/2 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

56.279

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain