Figure of Pierrot

German
about 1750
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2006.1026

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Standing to attention, his hands close to his sides, wearing a green-braided yellow jacket, pointed white collar with tassels, small black cape with iron-red lining over his shoulders, long yellow trousers with green borders, black shoes, on his head a yellow cap and over this a high, cone-shaped hat with broad brim, edged in iron-red, the domed white base with applied colored flowers and white tree-stump.

Markings

Impressed numeral '2'

Provenance

Jacques Mühsam (b. 1857 - d. 1930), Berlin [see note 1]. By 1925, Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York [see note 2]. 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)

NOTES:
[1] According to Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), p. 126, cat. no. 151, pl. 42. [2] Lent to Das Höchster Porzellan auf der Jahrtausend-Ausstellung in Mainz 1925 (catalogue published Mainz, 1930), p. 15, cat. no. 16, pl. 3b (as "Tartaglia").

Credit Line

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