Beggar with Hurdy-gurdy

English
About 1749–52
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

14.61 x 14.16 cm (5 3/4 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.1029

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Seated figure, legs crossed below knees, extend over oval base with applied leaves and flower at each side. Holds brown instrument in lap with left hand, turns crank with right. Ragged yellow breeches and gray coat, pack on back, long hair, floppy brimmed hat, florid complexion. Black shoes with high heels and tongues. Model based on Meissen prototype.

Markings

Raised red anchor mark on base at back

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine