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Harlequin with Bagpipes and Columbine with Mandolin

Manufacturer: Longton Hall Porcelain Factory

Date: c.1754-1757
Overall (G83.1.897.1-2): 13 x 7.9 x 7 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium: Soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, Staffordshire, Longton
Object number: G83.1.897.1-2
DescriptionA pair of Longton Hall figures of Harlequin and Columbine, after the Meissen models by J. J. Kandler. He has a pink conical hat white ruff, green waistcoat, and the reverse is painted with flowers. His sleeves are yellow and pink stripes with chequered breeches and he is playing the bagpipes. Columbine is wearing a pink hat, green striped bodice, yellow apron and her dress has flowers and playing cards on it. She is playing the mandolin. Both are seated on rockwork supports and circular pad bases.