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Figure - Musician in masquerade costume
  • Musician in masquerade costume
    William Duesbury & Co.
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Musician in masquerade costume

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure in soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded of a man playing a pipe and tabor. He stands on a rococo base, wears a plumed hat over long hair, with a flowered cloak, tunic with slashed sleeves and loose breeches, and he leans against a tree trunk on which a satchel is suspended.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1765 (made)


William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded


Height: 24.8 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of a musician in masquerade costume, soft-paste porcelain enamelled in colours and gilded, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1765.


Soft paste porcelain; Enamels


Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Musician; Pipe; Tabor; Man


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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