The "Dogs Wedding"

Group of the "Dogs Wedding"

German
about 1755
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Höchst, Germany

Dimensions

Height: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1033

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

White group of a poodle and eight other dogs on and around a kennel, blowing horns, bagpipes and howling.

Markings

Factory mark of a wheel and the letter S

Provenance

1925, Michel Oppenheim (b. 1886 - d. 1963), Mainz, Germany [see note 1]. By 1964, Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York [see note 2]; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

NOTES:
[1] Oppenheim lent this to the exhibition "Höchster Porzellan" (Mainz, 1925), cat. no. 169. [2] The Pfluegers lent this to the exhibition "Höchster Fayencen und Porzellane" (Mainz, 1964), cat. no. 65.

Credit Line

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