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Plaque

White painted with blue with figure of Prince William of Orange mounted on rearing horse, hand with flowering branch extended toward him. Stippled rim. Two holes at top for hanging.

Provenance

Possibly Oscar Bondy (b. 1870 - d. 1944), Vienna and New York [see note 1]; possibly sold from Bondy collection to Blumka Gallery, New York; January 23, 1961, sold by Blumka to R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977), New York; 1962, gift of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1962) NOTES: [1] According to a letter from R. Thornton Wilson to Perry Rathbone of the MFA (January 26, 1961; in MFA curatorial file). Attempts to identify the plaque in inventories of Oscar Bondy's collection have not been successful. Oscar Bondy, a Jewish businessman living in Vienna, had owned a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, and works of decorative art. In 1938, when Germany occupied Austria, his collection was systematically looted by the Nazis. Mr. Bondy and his wife left Europe and emigrated to the United States, where he passed away in 1944. In the years following World War II, much of his collection was restituted to his widow and subsequently sold on the New York art market. Blumka Gallery sold many of the objects restituted to German and Austrian emigrés living in the United States, including Elisabeth (Mrs. Oscar) Bondy.

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson

about 1747

Object Place

Delft, The Netherlands

Accession Number

62.36

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware