Figurine

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Description
Polychrome- and gold-painted bisque figurine of a fair-skinned woman with powdered hair or white wig in 18th-century-style dress standing against a tree stump on a circular, floral-banded base. She wears a pink polonaise-type gown with blue corseted bodice, white sleeve ruffles, yellow skirt ruffle, and pale blue petticoat with white stockings and blue shoes; a blue bow at the neckline and blue-outlined white bow at the waist. Right index finger and left arm missing. Blue-painted mark of "G" superimposed on an H-like figure below incised letters "WO(?)J" on bottom underside.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1950s
date used
1950s - 1970s
place used
United States: Florida, Miami Beach
Physical Description
porcelain, bisque (overall material)
paint (decoration material)
gold (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 4 3/4 in; 27.94 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
1996.0201.06
catalog number
1996.0201.06
accession number
1996.0201
Credit Line
Gift of Bettee-Aynn Amsterdam Thomas in honor of Ruth and Bernard Amsterdam
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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