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Bust of a Nobleman

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White glaze. On round pedestal, wearing order of Golden Fleece on ribbon around neck, drapery with raised fleur de lys, hair tied back, ribbon over shoulder. Small chips on rim of base.


By 1947, The Arnold Seligmann-Helft Corp, New York; March 3, 1947, sold by Seligmann-Helft to Sidney Allen, Manchester, Ma; by descent to Mrs.Sidney T. Allen, Manchester, Ma; 1960, gift of Mrs. Allen to the MFA. (Accession date: November 9, 1960)

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Gift of Mrs. Sidney T. Allen

18th century

Object Place



68.58 x 43.18 x 30.48 cm (27 x 17 x 12 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware