|The Hurdy Gurdy Player|
Derby Porcelain, 1785
The Victoria & Albert Museum
The work of the Derby Porcelain Factory, circa 1785, this figure in soft-paste porcelain is painted with enamels and gilded . The figurine depicts a young musician, the standing figure of a girl, playing a hurdy-gurdy on a rococo scrolled base.
This is number ten of a set of ten which was designed to be displayed on the dining table during the dessert course.