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Figure of Harlequine

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From the Commedia dell'Arte, in chequered bodice and cream skirt reserved with a border of trailing roses.

Marks

Impressed Bavarian shield mark at side of base.

Provenance

April 10, 1962, anonymous sale ("Property of a Lady"), Sotheby & Co., London, lot 140, to The Antique Porcelain Company, New York, for £5000; April 1962, sold by The Antique Porcelain Company 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)

Credit Line

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

Figure of Lalage

German, about 1756

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.983

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics