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Man Dancing to the Bagpipes: C.1741-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Man Dancing to the Bagpipes


Pottery: Unidentified Liverpool pottery
Printer: Sadler, John
Painter: Watteau, Jean Antoine (After)
Engraver: Aveline, Pierre Alexandre




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and transfer-printed in grey-black. Man Dancing to the Bagpipes; elaborate rococo scroll border. Signed 'J Sadler' and 'Liverpool'.


History note: Purchased from Mr Sidney Hand, Grafton Street, London, W. 1. for £2 on 9 June, 1922

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.7 cm
Height: 12.6 cm
Width: 12.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, third quarter#
George II
George III
Circa 1758 CE - 1761 CE


The design was adapted from Watteau's 'Le May', engraved by P.A. Aveline, see Ray, 1973.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( grey-black)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J Sadler/Liverpool
  • Location: In right hand corner
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1741-1928
Primary reference Number: 15451
Old object number: Gl. 3786D
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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