Figure of Pulchinella

Made by Frankenthal Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Johann Wilhelm Lanz (German, active in France, 1748–1761)

Object Place: Germany


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View





Dancing on a green, white mottled tree-stump base, stroking his beard, wearing a green pointed hat, a gold-bordered lilac tunic with a pattern of purple sprigs, broad white collar, white trousers with red borders, and black shoes with yellow bows.


Impressed: PH; incised: Z


1925, Fritz Buckardt, Berlin; December 8-9, 1925, Buckardt sale, Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin, lot 12, sold for M 1120. 1927, André Kirchberger, Berlin; November 22, 1927, Kirchberger sale, Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin, lot 12. Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; April 25, 1961, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 351, probably 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