Figure of Mezzetin

German
1775–80
Made by Würzburg Manufactory


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2006.999

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

On rectangular base with heavy rococo support, turning to the left, walking, right arm shoulder-high, left hand extended, wearing a white bashlyk-like cap with iron-red border, pleated white collar, white tight-fitting jacket with purple dots in groups of four, breeches with iron-red vertical stripes, a cloak with pattern of small iron-red flowers around his waist, yellow shoes, brown moustache, natural flesh-coloring.

Provenance

Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; July 5, 1960, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 167, 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)

Credit Line

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