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Modelled as a lady carrying flowers in her arms and wearing a white, purple-lined dress painted with flowers and gathered by a strap over her shoulder, her black hair enriched with flowers.


Impressed B, 2, painter's mark B: in black for Philipp Magnus Bechel.


By 1925, Adolf Beckhardt (b. 1890 - d. 1962), Frankfurt and New York [see note 1]. Milburn Collection, New York. May 25, 1982, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 192. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York; 2006, bequest and gift of the Pfluegers to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006) NOTES: [1] He lent this to the exhibition "Höchster Porzellan" (Mainz, 1925), cat. no. 4.

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

German, 1750–53


Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain