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Figure - Man playing bagpipes

Man playing bagpipes

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 1

Physical description

Figure of a shepherd playing bag-pipes in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. He is seated on a mound from which grows clumps of 'bocage' and has a hound at his side. He wears a short-sleeved turquoise garment over a coat with a flowered pattern, yellow knee-breeches and a black hat with a floral cresting. The base is modelled as rococo scrolls.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1765-1770 (made)


Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


Height: 19 cm, Width: 11.4 cm, Depth: 9.2 cm

Descriptive line

Man playing bagpipes, pair with lady playing mandoline, enamelled and gilt soft-paste porcelain, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1765-1770

Production Note

Acquired as Chelsea-Derby, ca. 1775


Soft-paste porcelain

Subjects depicted

Shepherd; Bagpipes


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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