Pagod

German
about 1725, with later decoration
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 25.6 x 19.3 x 100.3cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/8 x 39 1/2in.)

Accession Number

65.2073

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration; gilt-bronze stands

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pair with 65.2074. Seated chinoiserie figures holding blue green mauve shaded leaf. Orange yellow-cap with mauve band. Yellow shirt with blue colored flowered robe. White ground blue slippers. Attached to octangular rococo ormolu bases.

Markings

crossed swords unglaze blue on back edge of base

Provenance

Sold by Baron Anton Kiss de Ittebe (b. 1880 - d. 1970), Vienna, to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York [see note]; April 22, 1950, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel 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)

NOTE: According to a letter from Hans Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (April 22, 1950), this was purchased "from the son of the well-known lady of the Viennese aristocracy, Mrs. von Kiss-Schratt."

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection