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Figure of Harlequine

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From the Commedia dell'Arte, standing masked holding slapsticks, Harlequin with his hat in his right hand, his companion clutching a flower in gilt-edge chequered costume decorated in yellow, blue, red and puce, Harlequin on tree stump mound base.


Impressed D on Columbine's base.


Until 1986, Dr. and Mrs. Marcel Nyffeler, Zurich; June 9, 1986, posthumous Nyffeler sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 3, to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

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Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

Figure of Columbine

Austrian (Vienna), about 1755

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Height: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

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Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration