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Fruitwood Distaff. Carved in open work with dolphin, satyres, putti climbing between acanthus leaves, and crowned by a shepherdess holding a distaff.

Marks

No marks

Provenance

June 9, 1934, acquired by Leopold Blumka, Vienna [see note 1]; 1965, sold by Blumka Gallery, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1965) NOTES: [1] According to annotations on an index card (possibly a stock card from the Blumka Gallery) in the MFA curatorial file. Leopold Blumka moved the Blumka Gallery from Vienna to New York in 1939.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

18th century

Object Place

Low Countries

Dimensions

H. 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.); W. 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.); D. 86.68 cm (34 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.10

Medium or Technique

Fruitwood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Wood Carvings / Turnings