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Figure of Mezzetin

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Standing, trying to hide the letter he is holding, in yellow-green hat, black mask, white ruff and green-striped white suit, yellow shoes, gilt buckles and belt.

Provenance

Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg and Caracas; July 4, 1960, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 201, probably to Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York; 2006, bequest and gift of the Pfluegers 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

Italian, about 1750

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2006.943

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics