Figure of Pantaloone

German
about 1754
Made by Fürstenberg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Simon Feilner (1726–1798)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2006.879

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Disguised as a man, with left foot forward, her hands behind her back, in flowing cloak with purple rosettes over green bodice and black breeches, her gray hair under purple cap with brown border

Markings

incised mark

Provenance

By 1923, Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York [see note 1]; July 4, 1960, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 176b, 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] C. Scherer, "Die Fürstenberger Komödianten Simon Feilners," Cicerone 25 (1923), p. 66, fig. 5.

Credit Line

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