the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

Street entertainers

marionettes and jig dolls

examples of the little figures used by pipe and tabor players over the centuries to entertain the general public in town and country.


France France, Provence 18th century France18th century Italy
1797 1804 1810


1815 1820 1822
  Victorian1823 satire - 'Gentleman Dancing Master'
1826 marionettesfrench Wellington 1829
1830-46 France
1835 1840 Mary Evans Picture Library
1820-60 France New York
late 19th century France 1890's statuette 1993 Scotland



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