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An image of Tryolean dancers by Chelsea
Alternate image of Tryolean dancers by Chelsea

Chelsea

(England 1744 – 1769)

Title
Tryolean dancers
Year
circa 1755-circa 1758
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

17.7 x 14.3 x 9.6 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.97
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The group is based on a Meissen prototype modelled probably by Kändler c1743 and traditionally known as either the ‘Tyrolean dancers’ or the ‘Dutch dancers’. Joseph Willems may have been responsible for the Chelsea model. The group was an especially popular one copied also at Bow and Derby. Examples are even known in Chinese export porcelain.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 52 (colour illus., detail), 56 (colour illus.). cat.no. 64