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Beggar Woman & Children chimney ornament
  • Germany
  • Beggar Woman & Children chimney ornament, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • porcelain, glaze
  • Object Height: 15.2 cm
    Object Height: 6 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1708

Porcelain group. Woman in ragged clothing holding a baby in her arms, another child on her back with a small boy standing by her side. The woman is wearing a purple skirt and a red shirt. The boy standing by her side is wearing a yellow/tan outfit with a green hat. Details meticulously worked out, with sharp accents evidently heightened after casting. Faces and hands are especially detailed. Glaze dullish. Square base with gold line.