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Harlequin

Manufacturer: William Duesbury I

Date: 19th-20th century
Dimensions:
Overall: 14.5 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm (5 11/16 x 2 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)
Medium: hard-paste porcelain, and enamel.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, Derbyshire, Derby
Object number: G83.1.867
DescriptionDerby figure of Harlequin, holding a slapstick in his left hand dramatically clasping his chest with his right. He is dressed in a mauve hat, a black mask, a gold-trimmed diamond-chequered costume painted in iron-red, black, white, yellow and turquoise. He is standing before a green and brown tree truck, on a conformingly painted circular mound base encrusted with yellow, purple and iron-red florettes.