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Pedrolino

Manufactory:
Attributed to Cozzi manufactory (Italian, 1764–1812)
Artist:
After a print by Johann Esaias Nilson (German, Augsburg 1721–1788 Augsburg)
Date:
ca. 1767
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.333
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 508
The figure is based on a print by Johann Esaias Nilson (1721–1788) that was published about 1767. In the original, Pedrolino is depicted as a child, a member of a traveling childrens' troupe. The modeler of this figure has substituted the face of an adult actor.
[ Antique Porcelain Co. (in 1969) ]
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