Portrait bust of Herzog Carl I

German
About 1758–59
Made by Fürstenberg Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Fürstenberg, Germany

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number

2006.904

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Wearing armor under a high collared white shirt, blue sash hung with a badge and loose puce cloak lined with ermine and molded with a star.


Carl I, Duke of Braunschweig was the patron of the Fürstenburg factory.

Provenance

About 1758-59, Carl I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (b. 1713 - d. 1780) (probably original commission) [see note 1]. By 1965, Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

NOTES:

Carl I founded the Fürstenberg Porcelain Company in 1747.

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger