Figure of Mezzetin

Italian
about 1750
Made by Capodimonte Manufactory (Italian (near Naples)), Modeled by Giuseppe Gricci (Italian, born about 1700-died in 1770)


Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.943

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, August 27, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Standing, trying to hide the letter he is holding, in yellow-green hat, black mask, white ruff and green-striped white suit, yellow shoes, gilt buckles and belt.

Provenance

Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; July 4, 1960, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 201, probably sold 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)

Credit Line

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