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Figure of the Bagpiper

Figure of the Bagpiper

1748-1752

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Vincennes Factory

(French)

manufacturer

Pierre Blondeau

(French)

modeled by

François Boucher

(French, 1703-1770)

designed by

Unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit)

Overall: 22.9 x 13.4 x 8 cm (9 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1961.10.2

Description

Although a few Vincennes porcelain figures exist that are glazed, the royal factory adopted at an early date the practice of producing unglazed biscuit figures that, because of the purity of their material, resemble marble figurines. The fashion for biscuit figures first introduced at Vincennes quickly spread through Europe.

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