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Figure of a dancing Harlequin

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Holding up his pink hat tied with a green ribbon, with black beard and moustache, white ruff, chequered jacket and cream pantaloons, his slapstick held by a pink belt and his white shoes with iron-red bows, the pierced Gitterwerk base edged with rococo scrolls enriched with gilding.


Anonymous. November 14, 1983, sale, Christie's, Geneva, lot 114. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

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

German, 1755–56


Height: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

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Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain