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Figure of a Chinese Man

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Continental, white figure, modeled standing in long robes, holding a sword, on a wave-molded base


Johanneum, Dresden. 1934, Herbert M. Gutmann (b. 1879 - d. 1942), Potsdam; April 12-14, 1934, Gutmann sale, Graupe, Berlin, lot 493, sold for 250 RM. January 19, 1965, anonymous sale, S.J. Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, lot 1148, to Stodel (dealer), London. November 23, 1965, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 76, to Clemente. 1966, David Drey, Ltd., London; by 1968, sold by Drey to Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Blofeld, London; 1996, sold by Mrs. Blofeld, through Anton Gabszewicz, London, to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

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

Figure of a Chinaman

Austrian (Vienna), about 1720

Object Place

Vienna, Austria


Height: 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain