Object Place: Europe, Wurzburg (?), Germany
14.61 cm (5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Silver mounted pipebowl carved in shape of a satyrs’ head, in the style of Adam Ferdinand Dietz (1708-1777). Furrowed brow, one blinded eye, 2 warts on large hooked nose, open mouth with tongue protruding, flame-like hair growing from top of left ear, bottom of right, flowing beard in rococo curves; C scrolls at top front and on rear section in which stem was fitted. Silver mounts: pear shaped mount for stem joint has 2 marks and loop; mount for bowl hole has scalloped cupola shaped top with knob finial and perforations, resoddered hinge, and S shaped catch.
By 1960, Julius Böhler Gallery, Munich; 1960, sold by Böhler to the MFA for DM 650. (Accession date: September 21, 1960)
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund