Figure of Pantaloon

German
about 1770
Made by Fulda Manufactory


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Height: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1011

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Figure stands on a round base touched with green, supported by a green tree stump and leaning forward, his left hand hanging down, his right hand slightly extended by a rhetorical gesture, a blue cap tied under his chin over his black half-mask, long gray pointed beard, wearing a white blouse with long sleeves and blue trimming, white trousers decorated with spots in various colours, a yellow cape or bag (?) covering his right shoulder, black shoes with iron-red bows.

Markings

Cross mark in underglaze blue.

Provenance

Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York [see note 1]. 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] Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), pp. 228-229, pl. 92.

Credit Line

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