Sphinx

English
about 1750
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

1988.591

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

One of a pair of sphinxes with head of Peg Woffington, on white scrolled pedestals. White head dress with red ribbon, necklace of beads, yellow ruff. Brownish pink body with tassled green saddle. Hollow inside and glazed.

Inscription

Partial "Jas. A. Lewis" (dealer) label

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

NOTES:
[1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection