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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Figure; porcelain; dancing girl holding a mask.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1750 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.7 inches
  • Bibliography

    • Rice 1983 p.28 & pl.22 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G46/dc21

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    27 October 1993

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Remove old restoration, clean. Remodel hand and mask, retouch.


    Surface dirt. Previous restoration to hand and hat feather.

    Treatment details

    Surface dirt removed with tap water and Synperonic N (non ionic detergent,nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate) 1% followed by tap water applied with cotton wool swabs. Previous restoration softened with tap water applied on cotton wool swabs and removed mechanically with a scalpel. Missing areas filled with Ciba Geigy XW396 (epoxy) 100 parts to 32 parts Ciba Geigy XW397 (epoxy) mixed with Cab-o-sil (fumed silica) and Winsor and Newton fine dry artist's pigments (comp. variable). Fills smoothed with various grades of abrasive papers. and a scalpel blade.

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  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Figure; porcelain; dancing girl holding a mask.

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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