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Figure group showing 'The Dancing Lesson'. Chelsea porcelain. The subject matter is adapted from a painting by Boucher, which was engraved by Carle van Loo, and modelled by Roubiliac. A youth sits in front of a bocage flowering tree, playing a hurdy gurdy. His female companion helps a small dog dressed in a jacket and trousers to stand upright and dance on top of a marble plinth. The piece is marked with a gold anchor and is an example of the last period of the Chelsea porcelain factory, the so called 'anchor period' in which the most elaborate and highly decorated pieces were produced.
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