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The Fox and the Stork

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The fox and the stork, white group of Aesop's fable. Stork drinking from longnecked hexagonal vase. Fox (ears broken) standing on hind legs.


By 1924, Alfred Hutton, London. Stoner & Evans, dealer, London [see note 1]; By 1930, Frank Stoner, Stoner & Evans, sold to Richard C. Paine, Boston [see note 2]; 1953, gift of Richard C. Paine. (Accession date: June 16, 1953) NOTES: [1] See letter from Frank Stoner, June 14, 1932, in museum file. [2] According to museum files, Richard C. Pain first gave the figure to the MFA in 1930. Following a return to him and the dealer Frank Stoner, in order to review the figure's production, Richard C. Pain made a gift of the figure to the MFA again in 1953.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine

English, About 1749–54

Object Place



13.97 cm (5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glazed soft-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain