about 1725, with later decoration
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)
Overall: 25.6 x 19.3 x 100.3cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/8 x 39 1/2in.)
Medium or Technique
Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration; gilt-bronze stands
Not On View
Pair with 65.2074. Seated chinoiserie figures holding blue green mauve shaded leaf. Orange yellow-cap with mauve band. Yellow shirt with blue colored flowered robe. White ground blue slippers. Attached to octangular rococo ormolu bases.
crossed swords unglaze blue on back edge of base
Sold by Baron Anton Kiss de Ittebe (b. 1880 - d. 1970), Vienna, to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York [see note]; April 22, 1950, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel 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)
NOTE: According to a letter from Hans Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (April 22, 1950), this was purchased "from the son of the well-known lady of the Viennese aristocracy, Mrs. von Kiss-Schratt."
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection