Pigeon Tureen and Cover
Height: 33 cm (13 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tin-glazed earthenware, colored enamels
Out on Loan
On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018
With plumage in pale purple and gray, the legs in rich purple with yellow claws, supported on a green foliage stem.
Clemens August (b. 1700 - d. 1761), Elector Archbishop of Cologne (?) [see note]. 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)
NOTE: According to Hugo Morley-Fletcher, Early European Porcelain and Faience as collected by Kiyi and Edward Pflueger (London, 1993), vol. 2, pp. 108-109.
Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger