An image of Shepherd boy piper

Bow

(England 1744 – 1776)

Shepherd boy piper

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

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.

Year
circa 1755-1760
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
14.1 x 7.9 x 7.1 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.84