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A Meissen musical group

Maker:  Maker Unknown




A Meissen musical group, circa 1745 showing a gentleman flautist playing to his female companion, who is holding a song sheet whilst feeding an infant at her breast; sitting side by side on a flowering tree stump, he wearing a yellow jacket edged in gilding and fastened at the neck with a black ribbon, grey trousers secured with a gilt button, a key suspended by a ribbon from his waist, his gilt edged turquoise hat decorated with an iron red flower, his companion wears a puce apron over a skirt decorated with Indianische Blumen and edged in dark brown, a white bonnet with a blue band, the base encrusted with leaves and flowers, impressed numerals 45, 14.5cm.

ID:  9026

Currently kept at: Burghley House



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