Duck tureen with lid and stand

French (Strasbourg)
About 1745–1754
Made by Strasbourg Manufactory (France, working 1720-1781), Modeled by Johann Wilhelm Lanz (German, active in France, 1748-61)


Object Place: Strasbourg, France

Dimensions

Height: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

2006.877a-c

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware, enamel colors

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

The plumage in red, purple, blue, with blue-green head, and yellow beak, the stand richly encrusted with flowering branches in colors

Markings

base with R mark in purple, modelled by J. W. Lanz

Provenance

By 1930, Calvet collection [see note 1]. November 24-25, 1930, Calvet sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 221. René Eugene Fribourg (b. 1880 - d. 1963), New York; October 16, 1963, posthumous Fribourg sale, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 383. The Antique Porcelain Company, New York. By 1993, Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

NOTES:
[1] Possibly the collection of Esprit Calvet (b. 1728 - d. 1810), who collected antiques and "chinoiseries" among others and whose collection became the foundation for the Musee Calvet in Avignon, France.

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger