Figure of a Parrot

German
about 1750
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany), Decorated by Johannes Zeschinger


Dimensions

Height: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.912

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (faience)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

Perched on the branch of a hollow tree-stump, its head turned and its plumage brilliantly colored with yellow head, pink eyes, blue back, yellow, blue, pink and green wings and blue and turquoise tail, the fruiting tree-stump splashed in brown and green.

Markings

Brown wheel mark and I:Z mark of Johannes Zeschinger.

Provenance

H. B. Mildmay Esq.; his granddaughter The Hon. Mrs. Mildmay-White. December 2, 1974, sale, Christie's, London, lot 90. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

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