Isabella's Maid in Disguise

German (Wurzburg)
About 1775–80
Made at Würzburg Manufactory, Possibly designed by Ferdinand Tietz (Austrian (active in Germany), 1708–1777)

Object Place: Germany


Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Not On View





Standing on a rectangular molded base, figure of Isabella’s maid in the disguise of a man, bending forward, both hands hidden behind her back under her cloak, wearing a fur-trimmed brown cap on her dark hair, white bodice and breeches with blue dots in groups of four, her long cloak with purple trefoil pattern, black shoes, natural flesh-coloring (feet repaired, head restored)


By 1993, Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2006), New York; 2003, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2003)

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger, Frank B. Bemis Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, and Frederick L. Jack Fund, by exchange