Figure of Venus

German
about 1765
Made by Ansbach Factory (Germany), Modeled by Johann Scherber


Dimensions

Height: 35.6 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1007

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

Standing nude except for a towel-like drapery painted with blue and gilt flowers, her hair threaded with pearls, her right foot resting on the head of a dolphin with tree-trunk support and scroll base.

Provenance

Anonymous. November 28, 1961, sale, Sotheby's & Co., London, lot 158. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

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