A lovely, good quality pair antique hard paste porcelain figurines of a young girl dancing and a young man playing a flute or fife. They have been made in the Bow Porcelain style of the period around 1760 and are mounted on ornate scrolling rococo footed bases.
They are very well modelled, nicely painted and detailed. We
are sure these were made by The French porcelain factory of Edme Samson of
Paris probably in the late 19th century around 1900.
The figurines have has been very neatly hand enamelled. Her
with a puce, iron red and gilded floral underskirt with a bright yellow and
black overskirt which she has hitched up and green bodice.
He has a purple overcoat, black hat with feathers in it ,and
brightly coloured striped trousers and gilt floral waistcoat. There is a
similar shaped figurine in the V&A collection online - item number
414:-18-1885, from which he has obviously been copied, although the base is
slightly different. She is similar to the New Dancers but without the hat.
The rounded rococo
scrolled bases each have three large scroll feet, they have been painted in
pink, turquoise and gilded.
The figurines each stand approximately 8 inches or 20 cms
high and the base is approximately 3 inches in diameter. It weighs 760 grammes
There is free international postage with these items.
The figures are in good antique condition.He has lost the
ends of his flute. She has a short hairline to the base and one base leg has
been broken and reglued. Please see the images.