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Royal Doulton Dances of the World: American Cabaret Bone China Figurine - Signed

The American Cabaret Dancer wears a short black dress with a flared, swinging skirt and elbow length fingerless gloves and sports a black bow tie around her bare neck. Posed in mid step, holding a cane in one hand and with the other to her hat, American Dancer is an alluring figurine performing her routine with considerable panache. Signed by Michael Doulton.

American Tap Dance evolved from several dances including the Juba, Lancashire Clog and Irish step-dancing. It developed throughout the 20th century - first as part of Vaudeville and latterly in films and on Broadway - becoming a spectacular and entertaining dance. Famous for their tap prowess are stars such as Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, and Gene Kelly. Tap dancing costumes vary but many exponents select a top hat and tails although female performers often reject the trousers to reveal their legs; a walking cane is usually part of the dance.

Royal Doulton Pretty Ladies are the most iconic and famous of all Royal Doulton's figurines and collectibles. These lady figurines are rendered in fine bone china and lovingly hand-decorated; each one given a name and story. Sought after by collectors world wide, these iconic ladies, in garb historical and contemporary, never go out of style.

Made of bone china. Includes a lined storage box and a Limited Edition card. Limited Edition: 2500.

Dimensions: 9"H x 4.5"L x 4"W

Care Instructions: Great care needs to be taken when cleaning figurines and sculptural items as these products often contain intricate and delicate details. Figurines and sculptural items may be washed by hand, using warm water and a mild liquid detergent applied with a soft, damp cloth. On items with intricate details and small-sculpted parts such as hand-sculpted flowers, it is best to use a small, soft make-up brush instead of a cloth. Do not use abrasive materials or powders for cleaning. Do not submerge the product or get water inside the holes in the base. Dry the larger, open areas with a soft cloth. Allow intricate or delicate details to air dry. Be sure the item is completely dry before returning to display area.

Use & Durability: As a general rule, confident handling of figurines and sculptural items, combined with a reasonable amount of care in cleaning should be all that is necessary to safeguard your collection. Generally, do not expose figurines and sculptural items to extreme temperatures, high levels of moisture or rapid temperature changes.

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