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Harlequin with Bagpipes

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Johann Joachim Kändler

Date: c.1740-1745
Overall: 12 x 8.1 x 5.7 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/16 in., 5.7 cm)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.903
DescriptionA Meissen figure of Harlequin playing the bagpipes modelled by J. J. Kandler. The figure is painted in iron-red and purple tunic trimmed in yellow. He is seated on a flower-encrusted rockwork base.