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Title

Dancing shepherdess

circa 1755-1760


Artist

Bow

England

1744 - 1776


About

This figure and the shephard boy piper (L2012.84) are perhaps copied from the virtually identical (though larger and crisper) pair produced at Derby c1752–55, possibly modelled by Agostino Carlini. The Bow and Derby figures perhaps both derive from a common source, but no exact Meissen prototype is known. The figures are well dressed and represent well-to-do gentlefolk in masquerade costume rather than cheerful rustics. The figures were later reissued on rococo scrollwork bases.


Details


Date

circa 1755-1760


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

15 x 6.5 x 6.9 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2010.207


Artist information

Bow

Works in the collection

17


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 48 (colour illus.). cat.no. 50