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Harlequin with Goat Bagpipes- Imitation/Inspiration

Manufacturer: Höchst Porcelain Factory

Date: c.1750-1755
Dimensions:
Overall: 15.4 x 8.3 x 7.5 cm (6 1/16 x 3 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Mainz, Höchst
Object number: G83.1.885
DescriptionHöchst figure of a Harlequin with goat-bagpipes, probably modelled by Simon Feilner, after a model made at Meissen by Kaendler. The figure is sitting on a tree stump on a rocky mound base. A goat forming the bagpipes is tucked under his left arm and the pipes protrude from the goat's mouth and also from its back and pass over the Piper's shoulder and down his back, ending in a large horn. The bellows extend across him and under his right elbow. He wears a green pointed hat with a red ribbon, a white ruffle around his neck, a blue and yellow quartered suit outlined in red and white shirt with pleated cuffs at the wrist. His white shoes have red rosettes.