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  • 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:


  • 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)


ca. 1770-1775 (made)


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

Impressed behind base


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.


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Musicians; Fifes


Ceramics; Figures & Decorative ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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