Vegetable Boy

English
1758–70
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Dimensions

Overall: 15.5cm (6 1/8in.)

Accession Number

65.2180

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Figure of a bare foot boy, turquoise jacket, red breeches carrying a bundle of vegetables on head and in apron.

Markings

gold anchor

Provenance

By 1942, with Philip Suval, New York; April 20, 1942, sold by Philip Suval Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection