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Formed as a seated bear, in three parts, naturally modelled with curling fur, covered in a splashed manganese glaze, his head forming the cover, his body and arms containing a pounce pot, the lower part forming the inkwell.

Provenance

Anonymous. Novermber 1, 1965, sale, Christie's, London, lot 67. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

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

German, About 1750–70

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2006.1096a-c

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery