Figure of Leda

About 1759–60
Made by Nymphenburg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Franz Anton Bustelli (1723–1763)

Object Place: Germany


Height: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View





Her head turned towards her raised right hand, while she holds her skirt in her left hand, wearing a striped pink bodice with blue lacing and white frills, her pale-yellow skirt falling in folds and with blue braid at the hem, orange slippers, a rose in her hair which is tied with a black bow at the neck, the flat scroll base edged in gilding.


Impressed shield mark on upper side of base, three dots in puce, S and I on underside.


Until 1967, S.A.P. Boyle. November 28, 1967, posthumous Boyle sale, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 18, to The Antique Porcelain Company, New York; November 28, 1967, sold by The Antique Porcelain Company to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

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