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Figure of a Chinese Boy

German
about 1750–55
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Accession Number

1988.1061

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Boy with large head, open mouth, wearing hat in the form of a cabbage leaf. Striding,with right leg raised and left hand raised. Purple monochrome floral ornament on his robe. Purple cloak around his shoulders is open at front.

Inscription

Katz collection label "M-54" obscures fragment of dealer's label of Antique Porcelain Company, New York.

Markings

Underglaze blue crossed swords on back edge of base

Provenance

Antique Porcelain Company, New York. By 1958, Sigmund J. Katz (b. 1897 - d. 1958), New Orleans; 1958, by inheritance to Jessie W. (Mrs. Sigmund J.) Katz (b. 1901 - d. 1988), New Orleans [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mrs. Katz to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 30, 1988)

NOTES:
[1] In 1958 Sigmund Katz bequeathed one-half interest in his porcelain collection to the MFA, and one-half life interest to his wife, Jessie Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection