Pipebowl

18th century


Object Place: Europe, Wurzburg (?), Germany

Dimensions

14.61 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.937

Medium or Technique

Wood; Boxwood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

By 1960, Julius Böhler Gallery, Munich; 1960, sold by Böhler to the MFA for DM 650. (Accession date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund