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)


Dimensions

Height: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

2006.913.2a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware, colored enamels

On View

Rickabaugh Family Lobby (LG30.4)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

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

Provenance

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