Parrot on a ring perch

Dutch (Delft)
about 1750-70


Dimensions

Height x width: 19 x 13 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.624

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Large parrot with polychrome high-fired feathers in yellow, blue, green, and purple suspended from a yellow ring.

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

1998, sold by J. M. Béalu et fils (dealer), Paris, 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