Musician

German
about 1745
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2091

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Part of a pair with 65.2090. Male playing violin, black hat, lavender jacket, yellow knickers, black shoes, square base with flowers in relief. Female (65.2091) black head kerchief, white blouse, green bodice, yellow skirt, lavender apron; playing guitar; square base with flowers in relief. Four places of damage to base flowers and upper half of third finger missing. Mark: crossed swords underglaze blue on lower edge of base.

Markings

crossed swords unglaze blue on back

Provenance

By 1945, with Jas. A. Lewis & Son, New York; September 18, 1945, sold by Jas. A. Lewis & Son 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