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Bust of Sophie Amalie Caroline Duchess of Saxony-Hildburghausen

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Modeled to the left on white marble socle base.

Provenance

About 1770, probably Ludwig Friedrich Carl, Prince of Hohenlohe-Oehringen (b. 1723 – d. 1805) and Sophie Amalie Caroline, Duchess of Saxony-Hildburghausen (b. 1732 – d. 1799), Oehringen, Germany; possibly by descent within the family [see note 1]; October 5, 1995, Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden-Baden sale, Sotheby & Co., Munich, lot 801, to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006) NOTES: [1] The busts were in the collections at Grossherzogliches Residenzschloss in Karlsruhe, Germany (Koelitz inventory no. 2479, taken in 1883) and the Neues Schloss in Baden-Baden, Germany (Richter inventory no. 2194, taken in 1919).

Credit Line

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

German, about 1770

Object Place

Kloster-Veilsdorf, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 31.8 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm (12 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.921.2

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain