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Scotch Shepherd Bagpiper with Dog: EC.4B-1938

Object information


Scotch Shepherd Bagpiper with Dog


Bow Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Scotch Shepherd Bagpiper with Dog, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Scotch Shepherd Bagpiper with Dog, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, red, purple, and black enamels, and gilt. The underside of the circular base is unglazed and has a ventilation hole at the back. The front of the top is decorated with three applied flowers and leaves. The Shepherd stands in front of a tree stump with a square aperture at the back to take an attachment. A dog lies on the ground on the viewer's left. The Shepherd stands on his right leg with his left leg extended to the front so that the foot is over the edge of the base. He leans to his left with his head turned to his right, and holds the bagpipes in both hands with the bag under his left arm. He has black hair, and wears a blue tam with a gold band round the lower edge. He has a yellow jacket over a white shirt, and plaid breeches with yellow bows at the knees. A narrow plaid is thrown across his right shoulder. His shoes are blue with yellow bows.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.9 cm
Width: 7.2 cm

Relative size of this object

7.2 cm13.9 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.


Mid-18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD/CE 1765

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, red, purple, and black) gold

Materials used in production

except for base Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.4B-1938
Primary reference Number: 41986
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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