Figure of Brigadel

German
about 1754
Made by Fürstenberg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Simon Feilner (1726–1798)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.889

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

His arms by his side, his hands bent, wearing a white hat over an iron-red cap, white ruff, white coat and trousers trimmed with red.

Markings

incised B X 22

Provenance

H. Lange, Mainz [see note 1]. By 1932, Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York [see note 2]; July 4, 1960, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 176o, 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 Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), p. 152, cat. no. 210. [2] Robert Schmdit, Porcelain as an art and a mirror of fashion, trans. and ed. W. A. Thorpe (London, 1932), p. 268, fig. 179.

Credit Line

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