Figure of Pantaloon

about 1745
Made by Capodimonte Manufactory (Italian (near Naples)), Modeled by Giuseppe Gricci (Italian, born about 1700-died in 1770)

Object Place: Italy


Height: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration

On View

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)





Standing on a white base, bending forward, head turned to the upper left, looking over his left shoulder, his right hand on his hip, his left hand hidden behind him under his long black cloak which falls to the ground, a black half-mask hiding his face under a black cap, grinning red mouth, gray pointed beard, brick-red jacket, breeches and stockings, black shoes, gilt belt with white handkerchief tucked in on right side, a dagger in a gilt sheath on his left.


Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York [see note]. By 1993, 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)

NOTE: See Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), p. 283, no. 414, pl. 112.

Credit Line

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