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Standing against stump on square base with applied flowers and leaves. Caduceus in outstretched right hand, bag in left, arm bent across body. Green drapery lined with puce caught at right shoulder with strap across body at front / Wings on hat and sandals.

Marks

Mark: red anchor.

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 1755

Object Place

England

Dimensions

29.21 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.634

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain