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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

A London Dandy

Figure
ca. 1754 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Figure of a London dandy in hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. He is standing, his right hand rests on a cane, and his left upheld slightly. He wears a long lilac coat with red cuffs, long wig, three-cornered hat with red feathers, gilt sword and black shoes. Rococo scrolled base picked out in gold.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional Titles
  • The Squire of Alsatia (manufacturer's title)
  • Cries of London (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Figure of a London dandy in hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler and Peter Reinicke, Meissen porcelain factory, Meissen, ca. 1754.
Physical Description
Figure of a London dandy in hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. He is standing, his right hand rests on a cane, and his left upheld slightly. He wears a long lilac coat with red cuffs, long wig, three-cornered hat with red feathers, gilt sword and black shoes. Rococo scrolled base picked out in gold.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • '6' (Incised)
  • Crossed swords (In underglazed blue)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst
Object history
From a series of 'Cries of London', after an engraving by Marvellus Laroon.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.124-1940

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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