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Boy Bagpiper with a seated Monkey: C.3215-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Boy Bagpiper with a seated Monkey


Factory: Le Nove Porcelain Factory




Glazed hard-paste porcelain

Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and glazed. The figure stands on a low circular base with a tree stump at the back. The underside is convex and has a deeper depression under the stump. The boy has curly hair, partly covered by a broad-brimmed hat turned up at the front and decorated by two feathers. He wears a shirt, a jacket, breeches, stockings and buckled shoes. He stands on his left leg with his right relaxed at the knee, and extended behind him. He turns his head to his left as he blows a bagpipe which he holds in both hands. He has his left foot on the lead of a monkey who is seated beside him on the viewer's right. The monkey wears a hat and jacket with a frill round the neck, and holds a stick behind his back with both paws. On the ground in front of him there is an apple.


History note: Puttick & Simpson, London, 8 October 1920, part of lot 126; purchased for £2.12.6 with the two other figures in the lot by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Width: 7.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Le Nove ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Late 18th century
Antonibon-Parolin period
Circa 1780 CE - 1790 CE


Le Nove is situated near Bassano del Grappa in the Veneto.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded in parts, and glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3215-1928
Primary reference Number: 140263
Old object number: 3809
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 20 March 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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