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Figure - Shepherdess


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760-1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Alfred Williams Hearn Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure of a shepherdess in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. She stands holding a cloth bearing flowers in her hands and with a lamb at her feet. She stands on an elaborate rococo scrolled base and wears a turquoise and yellow lined jacket over a bodice and flowered dress. Behind her a tree-stump with 'bocage.'

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1760-1765 (made)


William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


Height: 23.2 cm, Width: 11.5 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of a Shepherdess, pair with Shepherd, enamelled and gilt soft-paste porcelain, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1760-1765

Production Note

See CIRC.133-1931.


Soft-paste porcelain

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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