The Fox and the Stork
Object Place: Europe, England
13.97 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glazed soft-paste porcelain
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
The fox and the stork, white group of Aesop’s fable. Stork drinking from longnecked hexagonal vase. Fox (ears broken) standing on hind legs.
By 1924, Alfred Hutton, London. Stoner & Evans, dealer, London [see note 1]; By 1930, Frank Stoner, Stoner & Evans, sold to Richard C. Paine, Boston [see note 2]; 1953, gift of Richard C. Paine. (Accession date: June 16, 1953)
 See letter from Frank Stoner, June 14, 1932, in museum file.  According to museum files, Richard C. Pain first gave the figure to the MFA in 1930. Following a return to him and the dealer Frank Stoner, in order to review the figure's production, Richard C. Pain made a gift of the figure to the MFA again in 1953.
Gift of Richard C. Paine