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Shepherd with bird's nest

about 1760
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2064

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Figure of a Youth in purple flowered jacket, bag over right shoulder, white shirt, yellow breeches, mauve bows on shoes, right hand supporting hat with birds nest inside, left hand holding bird dog at right, rococo white and gold base, with flowers in relief. Damage crack in trunk of tree branch reglued, two places with leaf damage, two small branches missing. Mark: crossed swords in underglaze blue.

Markings

Mark: crossed swords in underglaze blue.

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection