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Figure of a miner

German
about 1750
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler (German, 1706–1775)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

H. 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.); W. 33 cm (13 in.); D. 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.305a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Half-figure of a man emerging from a mine shaft next to winding pulley.

Markings

Crossed swords in underglaze blue on base; man's hat marked "RA" in gold.

Provenance

Nellie Ionides (b. 1883 - d. 1962), London; April 21, 1964, posthumous Nellie Ionides and others sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 79, sold to Delomosne and Son, Ltd., London; September, 1964, sold by Delomosne and Son to Jean Mauzé (b. 1903 - d. 1974) and Abby Rockefeller Mauzé (b. 1903 - d. 1976), New York; 1977, bequest of Abby Rockefeller Mauzé to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 11, 1977)

Credit Line

Bequest of Abby Rockefeller Mauze