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The parrot stands upright, astride an open teardrop-shaped stand, which is attached to the tip of the bird's tail and both legs. The exterior of the stand has an irregular surface suggesting rockwork, with an undulating top edge at the front and a sloped edge behind the legs, echoing the...

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May 1959, purchased in New by Rita and Frits Markus, New York and Chatham, MA; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Dutch (Delft), about 1730–35

  • Artist Unknown, Austrian, 19th century
Object Place

The Netherlands


17.8 x 11 cm (7 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed faience (earthenware) with polychrome decoration




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware