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Porcelain figure of a boy

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    porcelain doll with hair and painted features. Dressed in crepe and brocade and gold jewellery.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Burney

  • Museum number:

    IM.45-1909

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Figure dressed in the costume of a boy from the Burmese-Yunnan frontier region. Hair, eyes and mouth are slightly tinted. He has two applied pig-tails of hair proceeding from patches of horn. He wears a removable costume consisting of a half-vest of faded red crepe and open-back trousers of fired blue and yellow brocade. He is further adorned with gold jewellery - a necklace, a pair of earrings, an armlet, bracelets and anklets.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

early 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

porcelain doll with hair and painted features. Dressed in crepe and brocade and gold jewellery.

Dimensions

Width: 8.2 cm, Length: 18 cm

Descriptive line

Porcelain figure of a boy with a removable costume from the Yunnan-Burmese border. ca. late 18th - early 19th century.

Production Note

Burmese-Yunan border area.

Materials

Hair; Paint; Crepe; Brocade; Gold; Porcelain

Techniques

Weaving; Brocading; Ceramic; Jewellery making; Painting

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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