Figure of a Magot

French
about 1730
Made at Saint-Cloud Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Height: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.955.1

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

One of a Pair of Figures of Magots. Seated looking up and holding peony sprays, each with a further spray on his knee, with long ears, moustaches and flowing robes, on rockwork base. Facing left

Provenance

David David-Weill (b. 1871 - d. 1952), Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, France [see note]. October 29, 1973, anonymous sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 190, to the Antique Porcelain Co., Ltd., London, for Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York; 2006, bequest and gift of the Pfluegers to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

NOTE: According to Hugo Morley-Fletcher, Early European Porcelain and Faience as collected by Kiyi and Edward Pflueger, vol. 2 (1993), p. 50.

Credit Line

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