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Scaramouche

Manufacturer: Höchst Porcelain Factory

Modeler: Johann Christoph Ludwig von Lucke

Date: c.1752
Dimensions:
Overall: 21.7 x 11.5 cm (8 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Mainz, Höchst
Object number: G83.1.884
DescriptionHöchst figure of Scaramouche from the Commedia dell'Arte series. Standing in a theatrical pose, his left leg raised and turning outward with his expression animated. He is wearing a black cap and a black jacket trimmed in iron-red, with a flowing tunic, breeches and full-length stockings of the same colour. He has a white ruff, and his left arm is behind him holding a blue bag, while his outstretched right hand is holding sealed envelopes. The figure is supported on a shaped tall rectangular base with chamfered corners, trimmed in blue and with blue shell-moulded motif.