After a model by Balthasar Permoser (German, Kammer, near Otting, Chiemgau, Bavaria 1651–1732 Dresden)
Height: 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 1972
Not on view
The set of seasons of which this forms part were modeled after small ivory sculptures by Balthasar Permoser in the collection of the Ginori family, proprietors of the Doccia porcelain manufactory. The whereabouts of the ivories is today unknown but the porcelain replicas survive as documents to Permoser’s power in the miniature format.
Inscription: Written in black ink on base rim: I.c.M. 23
[ sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet , New York, April 4, 1972, no. 410; sold to MMA ]