This charming set comprises twelve decorated figures and figural groups that one might encounter on a stroll through an 18th Century town. The set includes animals, musicians, dancers, jesters and figures with fruit or flowers. The figures are all depicted in 18th Century costume, and are set upon bases decorated with a white ground and gilt details to the edges.
Each of the figures are marked to the underside with various marks, identifying them as Dresden porcelain. The German town of Dresden became renowned for its refined and beautifully decorated porcelain in the 19th and 20th Centuries, a craft that it adopted from its close neighbour, the smaller town of Meissen. Many porcelain workshops operated in Dresden, and each workshop used their own distinct mark. For this reason, no singular Dresden mark became adopted.
Smallest figure height 13cm, width 7cm, depth 8cm
Tallest figure height 21cm, width 9cm, depth 8cm