Lady from the Italian Comedy

English
1750–58
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745–1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

15.24 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

30.316

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Holding a black mask in her hand, she is possibly an Italian Comedy figure or part of Venetian-style masquerade. Wearing a crinoline skirt and yellow bodice with pink bows and sprays of flowers in colors: blue cuffs and lining. White kerchief on head. Red shoes. Flowers on base.

Markings

red anchor

Provenance

Before 1924, Alfred E. Hutton, London. By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine