Figure of Cynthio

German
about 1754
Made by Fürstenberg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Simon Feilner (1726–1798)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Height: 20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.883

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Standing with drawn sword, wearing black tricorn hat, dark red coat with blue facings and yellow waistcoat and gloves.

Markings

incised Z

Provenance

1923, H. Lange, Mainz [see note 1]. Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; July 4, 1960, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 176f, probably to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2006), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

NOTES:
[1] C. Scherer, "Die Fürstenberger Komödianten Simon Feilners," Cicerone 25 (1923), p. 75, fig. 14.

Credit Line

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