Figure of Harlequine

Figure of Lalage

German
about 1756
Made by Nymphenburg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Franz Anton Bustelli (1723–1763)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.983

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

From the Commedia dell’Arte, in chequered bodice and cream skirt reserved with a border of trailing roses.

Markings

Impressed Bavarian shield mark at side of base.

Provenance

April 10, 1962, anonymous sale ("Property of a Lady"), Sotheby & Co., London, lot 140, to The Antique Porcelain Company, New York, for £5000; April 1962, sold by The Antique Porcelain Company to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), 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