An image of Tryolean dancers

Chelsea

(England 1744 – 1769)

Tryolean dancers

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.

Year
circa 1755-circa 1758
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
17.7 x 14.3 x 9.6 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.97