Figure of a Bird-catcher

Italian
about 1750
Made by Capodimonte Manufactory (Italian (near Naples)), Modeled by Giuseppe Gricci (Italian, born about 1700-died in 1770)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Height: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.945

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

Standing on a shaped flat rockwork base with right leg forward, wearing a black hat, white jacket, shirt and breeches edged in puce, yellow boots, a yellow basket attached to his waist by a gilt strap, carrying nets over his left shoulder and three birdcages bound with gilt cords in his right hand.

Markings

Incuse fleur-de-lys mark

Provenance

Anonymous. April 10, 1961, sale. Sotheby's & Co, London, lot 65. 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