H: 26 cm and 27 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B82.0724(a-b)
A pair of Chelsea-Derby figures of masqueraders, standing, brilliantly costumed with feathered hats and scarves, with flower-encrusted tree trunks behind them. The Chelsea porcelain factory failed in 1769 and was taken over by the Derby factory. These figures belong to this period, when the porcelain became more flamboyant, lacking the subtlety of the earlier wares, but retaining the same designs.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir