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Pair of peacocks

ca. 1745–50
French, Villeroy
Soft-paste porcelain
Height (.593): 5 in. (12.7 cm); Height (.594): 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.593, .594
Not on view
Marking: Painted in manganese enamel on the biscuit, inside each base: .D.V.
Possibly Herbert Pulitzer (sold to Ryan) ; Mrs. Allan A. Ryan (until 1961; sale, Sotheby's, London, June 27, 1961, no. 73, said to be from Herbet Pulitzer collection; sold for £1,800); [ Stiebel Ltd. , New York, in 1961; sold to Mr. and Mrs. Sheafer ] ; Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (1961–74; bequeathed to MMA)
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