Figure of a Parrot

German
about 1750
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number

2006.911

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (faience)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

The bird perched on a branch above high pierced roots, its head turned to one side and with a berry in its beak, decorated in brilliant colors with yellow head, blue back, green breast and red and green in the wing feathers and blue tail, the feathers indicated in darker tones, the high root base decorated in green, yellow-green and brown.

Markings

Wheel mark in brown and I:Z for Johannes Zeschinger.

Provenance

Adolf Beckhardt (dealer; b. 1890 - d. 1962), Frankfurt and New York [see note 1]. Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; April 25, 1961, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 343, sold for £3,000, 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)

NOTES:
[1] According to the 1961 Sotheby's catalogue. Beckhardt was a dealer in Frankfurt, who emigrated to the United States in 1939 and established The Art Exchange in New York.

Credit Line

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