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Figure of a Bird-catcher

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Standing on a shaped flat rockwork base with right leg forward, wearing a black hat, white jacket, shirt and breeches edged in puce, yellow boots, a yellow basket attached to his waist by a gilt strap, carrying nets over his left shoulder and three birdcages bound with gilt cords in his right hand.

Marks

Incuse fleur-de-lys mark

Provenance

Anonymous. April 10, 1961, sale. Sotheby's & Co, London, lot 65. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

Italian, about 1750

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Height: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.945

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics