Figure of Il Dottore

Austrian (Vienna)
about 1765
Made at Vienna Manufactory


Dimensions

Height: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1018

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Standing with right foot forward and right hand raised, in a large black hat, long black coat with white ruff, black doublet and hose with purple waistcoat and belt, on flat white base.

Markings

Impressed with the shield mark and the letter T (Imperial Factory).

Provenance

By 1914, Karl Mayer, Vienna [see note 1]; November 19-21, 1928, Mayer sale, Glückselig, Vienna, lot 292, to Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; October 9, 1961, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 698, 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] Said in the 1928 auction catalogue to have been included in Josef Folnesics, Die Wiener-Porzellan-Sammlung Karl Mayer (Vienna, 1914), pl. XLIII.

Credit Line

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