Psaltery from Pair of Musicians

English
about 1755–60
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)


Dimensions

Overall: 17.4 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2186

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Seated man blowing flute, with drum to left side, blue hat, rose jacket, yellow vest and flowered breeches, black shoes, low flowered tree branch to right, flowers in relief on base.

Markings

none

Provenance

By 1941 with Stoner & Evans, London and New York; April 1, 1941, sold by Stoner & Evans 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)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection