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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Captain H. B. Murray

  • Museum number:

    C.2563-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 23, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure of a musician youth, of hard-paste porcelain. Standing boy with stump support, elegantly dressed and playing the fife. Rococo base. Painted with enamel colours and gilt, the costume puce, turquoise and pale yellow, partly in striped pattern.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

ca. 1770-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords enclosing a dot
Factory mark in blue, behind base

'2'
Impressed behind base

Dimensions

Height: 14.3 cm

Descriptive line

Figure depicting a young man standing playing a fife, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1770-75

Production Note

Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Musicians; Fifes

Categories

Ceramics; Figures & Decorative ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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