Fortune-Teller

German
About 1765–70
Made at Ludwigsburg Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 20.6 x 14 cm (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.2103

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Fortune Teller standing wearing kerchief on head, white sleeveless blouse with red sash, long mauve striped skirt, bare feet, looking into palm of youth’s hand, who is wearing turban hat, yellow shirt, draped by purple material, pink breeches, black high boots, in rear a tripod table supporting a bowl on oblong marbleized base. Chip on rim of base, three chips to contents of bowl. Model attributed to Beyer, modell-meister.

Markings

interlaced Cs with crown above in underglaze blue; arrow headed by a circle in red enamel; impressed 1FC:2.S. and NO:4..

Provenance

By 1944, with Jas. A. Lewis & Son, New York, NY; June 26, 1944, sold by Jas. A. Lewis & Son to Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection