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Figure - Fiddle player

Fiddle player

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Ludwigsburg (made)

  • Date:

    1763 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beyer, Johann Christian Wilhelm (modeller)
    Ludwigsburg porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the Murray Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.674-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 20, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure of a fiddler, hard-paste porcelain. He is seated cross-legged on a cushion placed over a scrolled chair in the form of crossed S's, his left elbow resting on his music-book which is supported on a stand in the form of a winged cherub's head on a scroll-footed pedestal, all on a gilt-fringed circular red carpet. He is wearing a full-sleeved white blouse, black breeches and white stockings, one of which is slipping down; his hat and one of his shoes lie on the floor.

Place of Origin

Ludwigsburg (made)

Date

1763 (made)

Artist/maker

Beyer, Johann Christian Wilhelm (modeller)
Ludwigsburg porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

Interlaced 'C's' in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm, Width: 12.7 cm base

Descriptive line

Figure of a fiddle player from a series of musicians, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels; modelled by J.C.W. Beyer; made by Ludwigsburg porcelain factory, Germany, Ludwigsburg, 1763.

Production Note

Modelled by Johann Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Beyer (1725-1806) for the musicians series created in 1763

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Musicians

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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