Figure of a Girl with a Monkey

Italian
about 1750
Made by Capodimonte Manufactory (Italian (near Naples)), Modeled by Giuseppe Gricci (Italian, born about 1700-died in 1770)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.952

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

In white bonnet, gilt scarf and cuffs and with a blue scroll border to her white dress, the monkey in white fancy-dress with gilt edge on white rockwork base.

Markings

Incuse fleur-de-lys mark

Provenance

March 28, 1977, anonymous sale ("Property of a Noted European Collector") [see note 1], Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 138. Winifred Williams Antiques, London; June 22, 1977, sold by Williams to 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] Hugo Morely-Fletcher, "Early European Porcelain & Faience as Collected by Kiyi and Edward Pflueger" (London, 1993), suggests that the seller was Edmond de Rothschild.

Credit Line

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