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Harlequin

Manufacturer: Kloster-Veilsdorf Porcelain Factory

Modeler: Wenzel Neu

Date: c.1764-1765
Dimensions:
Overall: 14.9 x 8 cm (5 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Thuringia, Kloster-Veilsdorf
Object number: G83.1.893
DescriptionKloster-Veilsdorf Harlequin standing on an oval white base, leaning against a tree stump support, and is inclining his body forward. His left foot is extended and his right hand is holding a sealed letter cupped behind his ear. In his left hand is a cream-coloured slouch hat half covering his brown sword attached to his belt. There is a black mask covering his head and entire face and he is wearing a classical Harlequin costume of triangle design in yellow, purple, blue, green, brown and white, with iron-red shoes with white buckles.