Jul 26, 2007
Jul 26, 2007
Jul 26, 2007
Jul 26, 2007

Figure of the Bagpiper (Le Joueur de musette)

Figure of the Bagpiper (Le Joueur de musette)


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Vincennes Porcelain Factory

(France, 1740–56)

modeled by

Pierre Blondeau


designed by

François Boucher

(French, 1703–1770)

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


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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