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Figure of a Girl

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Standing against a tree decorated with raised flowers, holding yellow basket in right hand, bunch of flowers in left. White dress with pink hem, with sprays of flowers in colors on dress and base. Base of unusual shape. Unmarked. Companion to 1988.786.


Stoner & Evans, dealer, London [see note 1]; By 1930, Frank Stoner, Stoner & Evans, sold to Richard C. Paine, Boston [see note 2]; 1953, gift of Richard C. Paine. (Accession date: June 16, 1953) NOTES: [1] See letter from Frank Stoner, June 14, 1932, in museum file. [2] According to museum files, Richard C. Pain first gave the figure to the MFA in 1930. Following a return to him and the dealer Frank Stoner, in order to review the figure's production, Richard C. Pain made a gift of the figure to the MFA again in 1953.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine

English, About 1751

Object Place



19.05 cm (7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain