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Shepherd Bagpiper with Dog: C.3052-1928

Object information

Titles

Shepherd Bagpiper with Dog

Maker(s)

Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Shepherd Bagpiper with Dog, painted in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in a little blue, green, yellow, dark orange, pink, dark pink, red, pale greyish-purple, pale brown, and dark brown enamels. The flat, unglazed base has a circular ventilation hole. The shepherd stands on a low oval mound with a waist-high tree stump on his right. He stands on his right leg with his left extended to the side so that its toe is over the edge of the base. His head is turned to his right. He has the bag of the bagpipes under his left arm and holds the chaunter in both hands. He wears a pale brown, broad-brimmed hat with a dark orange band and a rosette on the turned up side of the brim; a white shirt, and a flowered jacket with a pink lining; pale yellow breeches with dark orange edging and bows at the knees; white stockings, and pale purple shoes with orange bows. In front of the stump and his right leg sits a pale purple and white terrier dog sits with its head turned to its right.

Notes

History note: Sale at Stansted, Essex; Stanley Woolston, Cambridge from whom purchased on 30 January, 1924 for £8 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J.L.W. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 1760 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, dark orange, pink, dark pink, red, pale greyish-purple, pale brown, and dark brown enamels)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in a little blue, green, yellow, dark orange, pink, dark pink, red, pale greyish-purple, pale brown, and dark brown enamels
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Mark

Inscription present: a rectangular label with upper corners cut, and blue line round the edge

  • Text: G 4472/Bow figure of a /standing youth/with bagpipes &/hat, a dog at his/feet. b. in Cam/bridge Jan 30 1925
  • Location: Stuck onto base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in faded ink
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3052-1928
Primary reference Number: 41596
Old object number: 4472
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 March 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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