Figure of a Pantaloon

German
1775–80
Made by Würzburg Manufactory


Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1000

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

On rectangular molded base with his support composed of two rococo scrolls, the slightly hunchbacked figure standing, leaning against the support, lifting his left as in dancing, his left hand hidden in his cloak behind his back, his right hand raised breast-high, wearing a green pointed cap, trimmed with fur, white waistcoat and breeches with blue dots in groups of four and a white cloak with purple dots in groups of four, black shoes, gray hair, gray pointed beard, hands and face in natural flesh-color.

Provenance

Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; July 5, 1960, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 171, probably to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2006), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

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