La Scaramouche

Figure of Columbine

about 1752
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Johann Christoph Ludwig von Lücke (German, about 1703–1780)

Object Place: Germany


Height: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration

Not On View





Standing, her left foot forward and her head turned to the left, holding the corners of her apron, in a black dress and white apron edged in iron-red, her hat and bodice with blue rosettes.


incised NGH


By 1908, Adolf Moritz List (b. 1861 - d. 1938), Magdeburg [see note 1]. Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; October 9, 1961, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 644, 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)

[1] Edmund Wilhelm Braun-Troppau, "Die Frühzeit der Figuralen Plastik in der Höchster Porzellanfabrik," Kunst und Kunsthandwerk 11 (1908), p. 542, ill. This figure was not included in either of the sales of the List collection held in Berlin in 1939 and 1940.

Credit Line

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