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Bagpiper: C.3225-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Bagpiper

Maker(s)

Production: Hannong, Paul Anton

Entities

Categories

Description

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels, and gilt

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed and painted in blue (minute amount) green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, pink, red, reddish-brown, brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilt; base flat and unglazed. The figure is supported on a shallow lozenge-shaped base with an irregular edge. He sits on a four-legged reddish-brown stool with his left leg advanced slightly, holding the white pipes in both hands, and the grey bag under his right arm. He has short brown hair, black eyes and eyebrows and red lips. He wears a white jacket with a design of green stripes and spots and green cuffs, a white collar scattered with red scroll motifs, a yellow waistcoat, pink breeches, white stockings and black shoes with blue bows.A gold line runs round the edges of his collar.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Mr Stoner in London on 25 June 1918 for £18 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.7 cm
Height: 5 in

Place(s) associated

  • Strasbourg

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
Circa 1751 CE - 1754 CE

Note

Attributed to Zurich on accession, and reattributed to Paul Hannong in Strasbourg or Frankenthall

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue (minute amount) green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, pink, red, reddish-brown, brown, grey, and black) gold
Base Width 8.1 cm Width 3 3/16 in
Visible Surfaces

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed and painted in blue (minute amount) green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, pink, red, reddish-brown, brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilt; base flat and unglazed.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Z
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: PH
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3225-1928
Primary reference Number: 140266
Old object number: 5039
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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