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Figure - Musician

Musician

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:425-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 14, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of a gentleman playing a flute and seated on a high-backed chair, and supported on an eight-sided base with gilt lines, and he wears a pink-lined white coat, flowered waistcoat, and lavender-coloured breeches, and his hat hangs on one corner of his chair, and beneath it is an instrument case with books piled upon it.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm, Width: 8.3 cm base

Object history note

One of a pair with 414:425/A-1885 (Sch. I 357A)
The pair was purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Jurnel, Paris, for 9 shillings [?] in November 1880

Descriptive line

Figure in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of a gentleman playing a flute and seated on a high-backed chair, made by William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1775.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Books; Chairs; Musicians; Man; Flute

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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