Seated Harlequin Bagpiper

English
about 1750
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

19.05 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.764

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

On oval base and stump with applied flowers. High pointed white hat, narrow brim edged yellow, black moustache and hair, wide ruff, varicolored short coat with puce scale, lozenges and playing card, blue, black etc.; white breeches, black shoes with red bows. Black pilgrim flask on base.

Markings

Raised anchor mark on base

Provenance

By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

NOTES:
[1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection