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Figure of Persian Man

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Figure of Turbaned Persian in blue and purple costume; yellow sash, left forearm raised, sword dagger and walking cane, red slippers, flowers in relief on white base. Reinecke models.

Marks

crossed swords in underglaze blue on back (blurred)

Provenance

By 1944, with Jas. A. Lewis & Son, New York; October 26, 1944 sold by Jas. A. Lewis & Son to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1750

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2061

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain