Figure of Leda

German
About 1759–60
Made by Nymphenburg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Franz Anton Bustelli (1723–1763)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.988

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

Her head turned towards her raised right hand, while she holds her skirt in her left hand, wearing a striped pink bodice with blue lacing and white frills, her pale-yellow skirt falling in folds and with blue braid at the hem, orange slippers, a rose in her hair which is tied with a black bow at the neck, the flat scroll base edged in gilding.

Markings

Impressed shield mark on upper side of base, three dots in puce, S and I on underside.

Provenance

Until 1967, S.A.P. Boyle. November 28, 1967, posthumous Boyle sale, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 18, to The Antique Porcelain Company, New York; November 28, 1967, 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