Figure of Doctor Balanzon

German
about 1752
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1021

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

In black snood, iron-red trimmed black jacket and breeches with white collar and cuffs below a black iron-red lined cape and with yellow shoes, his head turned to the left and his hands raised to his chest standing on circular tree-stump base applied with flowerheads and foliage enriched in colours.

Markings

Black AL mark for Adam Ludwig, incised BI mark.

Provenance

Adolf Beckhardt (b. 1890 - d. 1962), Frankfurt and New York. April 27, 1984, anonymous sale ("property of a gentleman"), Christie's, New York, lot 202. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York; 2006, bequest and gift of the Pfluegers 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