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Africa, America, Europe and Asia, and Africa Figure, possibly ca. 1775

This is a Figure. It was modeled by Freidrich Elias Meyer. It is dated possibly ca. 1775 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is gilt, painted and glazed porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

  • Firebird Figurine, 1920
  • molded, enameled porcelain.
  • The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase....
  • 1989-41-184

Its dimensions are

(a: Asia): 15.7 x 6.1 x 8.5 cm (6 3/16 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.) (b: Europe): 15.3 x 5.1 x 9.1 cm (6 in. x 2 in. x 3 9/16 in.) (c: Africa): 15.2 x 6.7 x 6.8 cm (6 in. x 2 5/8 in. x 2 11/16 in.) (d: America): 15 x 6.7 x 6.8 cm (5 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

(a) back of socle base, underglaze blue: crossed swords; (b) incised: "1"; (c) underglaze blue: crossed swords; (d) none

Cite this object as

Africa, America, Europe and Asia, and Africa Figure, possibly ca. 1775; Modeled by Freidrich Elias Meyer (German, 1723 - 1785); Germany; gilt, painted and glazed porcelain; (a: Asia): 15.7 x 6.1 x 8.5 cm (6 3/16 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.) (b: Europe): 15.3 x 5.1 x 9.1 cm (6 in. x 2 in. x 3 9/16 in.) (c: Africa): 15.2 x 6.7 x 6.8 cm (6 in. x 2 5/8 in. x 2 11/16 in.) (d: America): 15 x 6.7 x 6.8 cm (5 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 11/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-29-a/d

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