The Sultan of Turkey

German
About 1750–53
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Johann Christoph Ludwig von Lücke (German, about 1703–1780)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Height: 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

2006.995

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

The sultan seated in jeweled turban beneath a gilt rococo baldacchino, in ermine-lined lilac cloak and white and gold dress, a Moorish slave offering fruit at his right, a Chinese figure in flowered robe bowing before him, and with two further Chinese figures to his left, a monkey in a tree behind.

Provenance

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

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