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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Figure group; porcelain; man and woman putting on skates.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1765-1770 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 5.3 inches
  • Curator's comments

    This figure of a couple fixing blades with leather straps and buckles to their shoes to form ice-skates (Schlittschuhläufer Paar), was one of four groups by Johann Adam Bauer, each represents one of the four seasons. They were designed to be part of the decoration placed on the centre of the dessert table.
    Hans Dieter Flach, 'Ludwigsburger Porzellan, Fayence, Steingut, Kacheln, Fliesen, Ein Handbuch', Arnoldsch: Stutgart, 1997, fig. 104.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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