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Child dressed as Harlequin

Manufacturer: Derby Porcelain Factory

Manufacturer: William Duesbury I

Date: c.1765-1770
Medium: Soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, Derbyshire, Derby
Object number: G83.1.865
DescriptionA Derby Harlequin of a child in Harlequin costume, attired in a white hat with pointed crown, white neck ruff, belt and trim down front of jacket. The jacket and pants are painted in green, yellow, orange and a dark purple-brown in typical Harlequin chequered pattern. A white tree stump with blue floral and green leaf bocage supports the figure on a simple rococo base, which is picked out in gilt.