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Figure of a Girl with a Monkey

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In white bonnet, gilt scarf and cuffs and with a blue scroll border to her white dress, the monkey in white fancy-dress with gilt edge on white rockwork base.


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March 28, 1977, anonymous sale ("Property of a Noted European Collector") [see note 1], Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 138. Winifred Williams Antiques, London; June 22, 1977, sold by Williams 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) NOTES: [1] Hugo Morely-Fletcher, "Early European Porcelain & Faience as Collected by Kiyi and Edward Pflueger" (London, 1993), suggests that the seller was Edmond de Rothschild.

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

Italian, about 1750

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Height: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration