Pair of Chinese figures of a man and woman

Dutch (Delft)
early 18th century
Artist Unidentified


Dimensions

Height : 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.596.1-2

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

On View

Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Figure of a man with mustache in long robe holding his left arm across his stomach. Figure of a woman with black hair in full-length robe with open collar, stading with her hands clasped in front of her. Both robes decorated with yellow/green/red floral pattern.

Inscription

On underside of figure of man: "Collection G. Ephis / DEL 290"
and on underside of woman: "Collection G. Ephis / DEL 291"

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

1980s, sold by Lefebvre et Fils, Paris (dealers) to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger