Pigeon Tureen and Cover

French (Strasbourg)
about 1748
Made by Strasbourg Manufactory (France, working 1720-1781), Probably designed by Johann Wilhelm Lanz (German, active in France, 1748–1761)


Height: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware, colored enamels

On View

Rickabaugh Family Lobby (LG30.4)





With plumage in pale purple and gray, the legs in rich purple with yellow claws, supported on a green foliage stem.


Clemens August (b. 1700 - d. 1761), Elector Archbishop of Cologne (?) [see note]. Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2006), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

NOTE: According to Hugo Morley-Fletcher, Early European Porcelain and Faience as collected by Kiyi and Edward Pflueger (London, 1993), vol. 2, pp. 108-109.

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger