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Figure of Harlequin

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Standing, his arms spread, a blue cloth tied around his head, in a black skull cap, a black lustrous jerkin painted with playing cards, a pale-puce cloak over his shoulder, multi-coloured pantaloons and blue shoes, on a grassy rockwork base with treestumo support.

Marks

Blue cross mark

Provenance

Anonymous. March 13, 1989, sale, Christie's, London, lot 93. 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, about 1770

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1012

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics