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Figure - Pedlar


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 7

Physical description

Figure of a female pedlar in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. She is standing, an oblong basket of bottles in her arms. She wears a fur-edged purple jacket flowered in green and black, flowered yellow shirt, red shoes and white head cloth. Low mound base with rococo scrolls picked out in turquoise and gilded.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1765 (made)


Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


Height: 22 cm

Descriptive line

Figure, Vivandiere, soft-paste porcelain enamelled in colours and gilt, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1765

Production Note

Label states, sometimes identified as actress Mrs. Cibber.


Soft-paste porcelain


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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