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Figure - Fiddle player

Fiddle player

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • 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)


1763 (made)


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


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


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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