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Music

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    1780-1785 (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:

    414:424-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 3

Physical description

Figure group in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, representing Music, and consisting of a standing female figure in a flowered and gilt classical robe playing a flute beside a truncated column, and two boys, naked except for scarves, and one boy stands holding up a roll of music, while the other sits with a violin at the foot of the column with a tambourine, books, and a sheet of music on its top, and other instruments and a book lie on the flower-covered mound which forms the base.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

1780-1785 (made)

Artist/maker

William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'No 217'
Figure model number incised on base

'B'
Incised on base

Dimensions

Height: 24.1 cm, Width: 12.7 cm base

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Marks, London for £10 in March 1873

Descriptive line

Figure group in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, representing Music, and consisting of a standing female playing a flute beside a column and with two boys, made by William Duesbury & Co., Derby, 1780-1785.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Flute; Music; Music; Flowers; Sheet music; Violins; Boy; Female

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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