Artist:Karl L. H. MuellerUnion Porcelain Works
Dimensions: H: 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Nations Divided, 1860–1910
Accession Number: 2009.70
Catalogue Description: A complex sculptural group depicting a nest on top of a tree trunk. In the nest are an eagle at the back, and at center a nude putto in a slouching Phrygian cap with right arm about the neck of the eagle and left arm extended and holding down a young black boy at the front of the nest. On the tree trunk is a Chinese man trying to climb into the nest. There are rodents nestled in holes in the tree, all on a raised stepped circular base. Overall matte glaze.