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Arm in arm, the youth with brownish green mask, his waistcoat finely painted with scrolling flowers and his green breeches with star and quatrefoils in purple, his companion with red and green hat, black mask, her white coat and apron edged in iron-red and her skirt with a trellis design in...

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Provenance

March 24, 1969, anonymous sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 166, to The Antique Porcelain Company, New York; March 27, 1969, sold by The Antique Porcelain Company to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 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

Group of Masked Lovers Dancing Arm in Arm

Italian, about 1750

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.953

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics