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Dancing on a green, white mottled tree-stump base, stroking his beard, wearing a green pointed hat, a gold-bordered lilac tunic with a pattern of purple sprigs, broad white collar, white trousers with red borders, and black shoes with yellow bows.


Impressed: PH; incised: Z


1925, Fritz Buckardt, Berlin; December 8-9, 1925, Buckardt sale, Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin, lot 12, sold for 1,120 Reichsmark. 1927, André Kirchberger, Berlin; November 22, 1927, Kirchberger sale, Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin. 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 351, 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

German, 1755–56

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

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain