Figure of Mezzetin

Italian
about 1750
Made by Capodimonte Manufactory (Italian (near Naples)), Modeled by Giuseppe Gricci (Italian, born about 1700-died in 1770)


Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.943

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

On View

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Standing, trying to hide the letter he is holding, in yellow-green hat, black mask, white ruff and green-striped white suit, yellow shoes, gilt buckles and belt.

Provenance

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 201, probably sold 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)

Credit Line

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