Cello from Pair of Musicians

English
about 1765–75
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)


Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2184

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with underglaze blue, colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Figure of male with bass fiddle, yellow jacket with red trim, green polka dot vest, flowered breeches wearing side hat, scroll rococo base decor with flowers in relief. Chip on leaf left side of base. Mark: underglaze sword in blue, underglaze anchor and sword in red.

Markings

anchor and dagger in red enamel; dagger in underglaze blue

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection