Figure of Persian Sultan

German
about 1750
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2061

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Figure of Turbaned Persian in blue and purple costume; yellow sash, left forearm raised, sword dagger and walking cane, red slippers, flowers in relief on white base. Reinecke models.

Markings

crossed swords in underglaze blue on back (blurred)

Provenance

October 26, 1944, sold by Jas. A. Lewis and Son, New York, to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection