Figure groupof a boy and girl dancing with arms intertwined behind their backs, hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamel colours and gilt. The boy wears a sailor's hat with a yellow ribbon and they both wear matching clothes in a check-pattern with turquoise vertical stripes and manganese horizontal stripes; she wears pale yellow overskirt and pink shoes. The base is flat with a circular hole. Marked.
- Made in: Meissen
- (Europe,Germany,Saxony,Dresden (region),Meissen)
- Height: 14.3 centimetres (max.)
- Width: 10 centimetres (max.)
- Depth: 7.5 centimetres
Inscription Positiontop of base
Pair with 1923,0314.55
6 June 2000
Reason for treatment
Check condition and clean object. (Occassional remedial work on old restoration).
Dirty surface. SMALL BOWS DAMAGED. OLD ADHESIVE RAISED ON THE BASE.
Surface cleaned with warm distilled water applied with cotton wool. Residue removed with cotton wool and Kleenex tissue. Soft brush used. Scalpel blade to remove excess adhesive on the base.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Group of Objects
Figure group of a boy and girl dancing with arms intertwined behind their backs, hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamel colours and gilt. The girl wears a yellow bodice and a purple checked overskirt; the boy, who is supported by a tree-trunk, wears striped breeches and long coat of orange and white stripes with black and gilt wavy line over a blue shirt with stylised flowers in a darker blue. The base is hollow with an oblong hole. Marked.
Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum
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Object reference number: MCT13951
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