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Title

Shepherd boy piper

circa 1755-1760

Artist

Bow

England

1744 - 1776

Alternate image of Shepherd boy piper by Bow
Alternate image of Shepherd boy piper by Bow
  • Details

    Date
    circa 1755-1760
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    soft-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    14.1 x 7.9 x 7.1 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2012.84
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Bow

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This figure and the dancing shepherdess (L2010.207) 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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