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Figure of a Parrot

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The bird perched on a branch above high pierced roots, its head turned to one side and with a berry in its beak, decorated in brilliant colors with yellow head, blue back, green breast and red and green in the wing feathers and blue tail, the feathers indicated in darker tones, the high root...

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Marks

Wheel mark in brown and I:Z for Johannes Zeschinger.

Provenance

Adolf Beckhardt (b. 1890 - d. 1962), Frankfurt and New York. Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg and Caracas; April 25, 1961, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 343, sold to Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger for 3,000 pounds; 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

German, about 1750

Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number

2006.911

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (faience)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics