The Chinese Magician's Family

about 1765
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)

Object Place: Europe, England


16.51 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, enamel decoration

Not On View




Ceramics, Porcelain

Figural group of a man and woman in Asian costume with two children and a monkey. Man in large blue hat lined pink, black scarf, long white garment with flowers in colorsand liend with yellow. Woman in white dress edged with yellow and pink, white skirt with flowers in colors. The two boys draped in pink on a curious oval flat base with piecrust edge. One arm missing from each child and one leg from the monkey. Very rare.


By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine