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The Sultan of Turkey

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The sultan seated in jeweled turban beneath a gilt rococo baldacchino, in ermine-lined lilac cloak and white and gold dress, a Moorish slave offering fruit at his right, a Chinaman in flowered robe bowing before him, and with two further Chinese figures to his left, a monkey in a tree behind.

Provenance

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 1750–53

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Height: 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

2006.995

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain