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Harlequin and Colombine

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Italian Comedy Group. Modeled as a seated Columbine with iron-red feathers, puce ruff, yellow bodice, iron-red and green flowered skirt, the black Harlequin in typical chequered suit in blue, iron-red, yellow and black, on a scrolling rock-work base.

Provenance

Anonymous. October 28, 1969, sale, Christie's, London, lot 96. 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

Comedy Group

English, about 1750–53

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.956

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics