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Title:figures of musicians
Date Made:1760-1765
Materials:ceramic: white salt-glazed stoneware
Place Made:Great Britain: England; Great Britain: Staffordshire
Measurements:Male figure: 4 13/16 in x 1 7/8 in x 2 5/16 in; 12.2 cm x 4.8 cm x 5.9 cm; Female figure: 4 3/8 in x 2 3/16 in x 1 15/16 in; 11.1 cm x 5.5 cm x 4.9 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2021.33.7
Credit Line:Gift of Anne K. Groves
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

These figures probably were modeled after the Meissen porcelain originals of circa 1745-50. Pair of Staffordshire white salt-glazed stoneware figures of musicians, circa 1760-65. Modeled as a gentleman with his hair en queue, playing a violin and standing against a tree stump on an oval mound base applied with a floret and leaf clusters; his lady companion wearing a ruffled blouse, stomacher and fluttering apron, playing a lute and seated on a stump above a circular mound base applied with two florets and leaf clusters.

musical instruments; music

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