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Seated Harlequin Bagpiper

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On oval base and stump with applied flowers. High pointed white hat, narrow brim edged yellow, black moustache and hair, wide ruff, varicolored short coat with puce scale, lozenges and playing card, blue, black etc.; white breeches, black shoes with red bows. Black pilgrim flask on base.

Marks

Raised anchor mark on base

Provenance

By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, about 1750

Object Place

England

Dimensions

19.05 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.764

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain