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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.

Marks

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

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

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

German, 1750–53

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2006.1068

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain