Associated Pair of Bow Porcelain Figures of Dancers
Circa 1758, iron-red anchor and dagger marks to both, blue A to the male figure
After the Meissen model by J.J. Kändler, his right arm raised and chin back, standing before a tree-stump wearing a pale-yellow hat with puce bow, a yellow-lined blue jacket over a belted puce, gilt and blue striated waistcoat, floral breeches and iron-red shoes; his companion in a small yellow hat with iron-red bow, holding out a floral brocaded pink apron over a pale-yellow, green and pink striated skirt, her blue bodice edged in turquoise and laced in gilt, the base applied with flowers, raised on four turquoise and gilt enriched rocaille-molded scroll feet, his base further enriched in puce and cobalt blue.
Height 7 3/4 inches and 8 inches, respectively.
Mrs. N. Warre Collection.
Sotheby's, London 28 October 1969, lot 1.
For a similar pair, see Christie's, 25 November 1991, lot 109. Also see the English Ceramics Circle, Exhibition Catalogue, 1948, pl. 42, nos. 176 and 177; and William King, English Porcelain Figures of the 18th Century, fig. 9.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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