Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Figure of the Day: The Hurdy Gurdy Girl , 1785

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.

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