In Hans Flach’s catalogue of 18th-century Ludwigsburg porcelain this little lady is listed as figure 393, “Tanzerin landl. Li gew.” It is one of a large series of dancers made as miniature decorations for the dessert table during feasts, and she was part of a layout of small porcelain groups. She stands five and three-quarters inches tall and is striking a graceful pose. Ludwigsburg also made a series of ballet dancers, but this figure’s apron and skirt probably indicate that she is meant to represent a member of a dance troupe from the town or one of a group of servants who prepared some entertainment for the feast. Unfortunately, she has been repaired at the waist, and the front edge of the base has a well-repaired chip. The damage is reflected in the price.


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ITEM ID
F403
TYPE
Ceramics, Decorative, Porcelain
STYLE
Rococo
ORIGIN
Germany • German
PURPOSE
Figurines
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Ludwigsburg 18th-Century Porcelain Figure of a Woman Dancer C.1770.

$199


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