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Piedmontese Bagpiper: C.12-1954

Object information

Titles

Piedmontese Bagpiper

Maker(s)

Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Kändler, Johann Joachim (Modeller)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels.
He stands with his right leg advanced, supported by a white stump on a low white base encrusted with bold coloured flowers and foliage. Under his left arm he carries the bag of a huge double pipe Bag-pipe, which he supports with his left hand and plays on with the fingers of his right hand. The mouthpiece is close to his lips, which are closed.
His black hair shows under a large white hat, with a red ribbon and a yellow favour. He wears a long yellow coat with gold buttons over a blue waistcoat, both trimmed with gold and open at the front, disclosing a white shirt with pink cuffs, secured round the waist by a pink band and a pink bow above it. He also wears close fitting 'jodhpur' breeches, and black shoes with black bows. Over his back falls a voluminous white cloack, caught up behind his right shoulder.

Notes

History note: Bought from Willy Lissauer, Berlin, on July 23 1933, for £50

Legal notes

Given by Lord and Lady Fisher through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1954-01-14) by Fisher, Lord and Lady

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1745

Note

Modelled by Kaendler in July and August 1741 after a print of 1739 by Jean Daullé (1703-1763) after Jacques Dumont le Roman (1701-1781). The model is listed as the 70th (unnumbered) in Kaendler's 'Taxa' (list of models made in overtime from late 1739 to end of 1746). Meissen model nol. 297

School or Style

Baroque

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamel Visible Surfaces: composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Method of creation: Painted faintly in blue
  • Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-1954
Primary reference Number: 140115
Old object number: 395
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Monday 6 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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