Figure of Il Dottore

Austrian (Vienna)
about 1765
Made at Vienna Manufactory


Height: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View





Standing with right foot forward and right hand raised, in a large black hat, long black coat with white ruff, black doublet and hose with purple waistcoat and belt, on flat white base.


Impressed with the shield mark and the letter T (Imperial Factory).


By 1914, Karl Mayer, Vienna [see note 1]; November 19-21, 1928, Mayer sale, Glückselig, Vienna, lot 292, to Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; October 9, 1961, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 698, 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)

[1] Said in the 1928 auction catalogue to have been included in Josef Folnesics, Die Wiener-Porzellan-Sammlung Karl Mayer (Vienna, 1914), pl. XLIII.

Credit Line

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