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Boy playing hurdy-gurdy

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White, standing on squarish base, modeled, marked "with sign of Mercury in center." Tricorn hat, open coat and vest breeches, square buckles on boots. Left knee bent to support instrument in left hand, right hand turning crank.

Provenance

By 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From December 27, 1972, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, about 1750

Object Place

England

Dimensions

15.24 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

1988.580

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain