A pair of St. James (Charles Gouyn factory) white porcelain figures of a Hurdy-Gurdy player and a dancing girl, circa 1750
standing before tree stumps, he wearing a feathered hat, his hair en-queue, holding the instrument in both hands, she in dancing pose holding up the corners of her apron, her skirt with a fringed hem, upon small rectangular bases,
he 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. high, she 14.7cm., 5 3/4 in. high
With Winifred Williams, London by 1972;
A Private collection, Melbourne, sold Christie's London, 7th June 1994, lot 63;
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
London, Winifred Williams, Eighteenth Century European White Porcelain, June 1975, no. 28;
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Flowers and Fables, A Survey of Chelsea Porcelain 1745-69, November 1984 - February 1985, no. 194.
Notable Works of Art Now on the market: Supplement, The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 114, No. 831, June 1972, pl. LVII;
Apollo, the Magazine of the Arts, June 1975, p. 108;
Winifred Williams, Eighteenth Century European White Porcelain, exh. cat., London, 1975, p. 28;
Peter Bradshaw, 18th century English porcelain figures 1745-1795, Suffolk, 1981, p. 131, pl. 53;
Margaret Legge, Flowers and Fables, A Survey of Chelsea Porcelain 1745-69, exh. cat., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1984, p. 84, no. 194
Aileen Dawson, Rare and Documentary 18th Century English Porcelain from the British Museum, London, International Ceramics Fair and Seminar, 1987;
Errol Manners 'A Documentary 'Girl-in-a-Swing' Seal and other considerations on the porcelain of Charles Gouyn's factory', English Ceramic Circle Transactions, Vol. 18, Part 3, 2004.