Object Place: Europe, Germany
14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels and gilded decoration
Not On View
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.
Gummed paper label on base inscribed in ink: "59924 over D / SII"
Paper label printed "48"
Crossed swords in underglaze blue on underside of base.
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)
Gift of Mrs. Richard C. Paine