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Title

Dancing shepherdess

circa 1755-1760

Artist

Bow

England

1744 - 1776

  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2010.207
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Bow

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    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.

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