Chinese Family

German
about 1750
Made by Meissen Manufactory (Germany), Probably modeled by Peter Reinicke (German, 1715-1768), Based on François Boucher (French, 1703–1770)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1982.739

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Modelled by Peter Reinicke after Boucher’s “Les Delices de L’Enfance” (1742). A Chinese family: Mother seated, in robe decorated with “Indian flowers” (Indianische Blumen) over a puce undergarment; at her right a child in robe with iron-red floral pattern and blue trousers, at her left on her knee another child with parasol, rose robe with turquoise; shaped base with applied polychrome flowers; mark: underglazed blue crossed swords underneath base.

Inscription

Gummed paper label on base inscribed in ink: "59924 over D / SII"
Paper label printed "48"

Markings

Crossed swords in underglaze blue on underside of base.

Provenance

Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; by inheritance to his widow, Ellen Eliot Paine (b. 1894 - d. 1987), Boston; 1982, year-end gift of Mrs. Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard C. Paine