Figure of Il Dottore

about 1752
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany)

Object Place: Germany


Height: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View





Standing with gesticulating arms on a white base with applied colored leaves, behind him a low white tree-stump, his head turned to the right, with small black beard on his chin and long black hair falling over his shoulders, wearing a long black coat, buttoned, with yellow braids, white shirt front, short black cape with yellow lining, black breeches and yellow shoes, high black hat with broad bring and yellow feathers.


Iron-red wheel and black painter's mark G.S.


Jacques Mühsam (b. 1857 - d. 1930), Berlin [see note 1]. Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York. 1948, sold by Stoner and Evans, New York, 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] According to Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), p. 125, cat. no. 149, pl. 42.

Credit Line

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