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Figure - Jewish pedlar

Jewish pedlar

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (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 male Jewish pedlar in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels. He is standing, a basket of bottles slung from his shoulders in front of him. He wears a fur-lined turquoise-green jacket, striped trousers (not breeches), black shoes and a fur-lined red cap. Mound base with applied flowers.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1760 (made)


Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


Height: 26.3 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of a Jewish pedlar, one of a pair, soft-paste porcelain enamelled in colours and gilt, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1760


Soft-paste porcelain


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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