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Harlequin with a Bird

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Johann Friedrich Eberlein

Date: August 1743
Overall: 13.2 x 6.6 x 9.4 cm (5 3/16 x 2 5/8 x 3 11/16 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.920
DescriptionMeissen figure of Harlequin with a bird modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler and Johann Friedrich Eberlein. He is seated on a grassy mound with large applied flowers in multicolour and a black and white cat at his feet, and an empty birdcage rests at his side. Harlequin is holding a bird aloft in his right hand and is wearing a turquoise hat with a puce brim and yellow bowknot. His jacket is decorated with playing cards, puce fish scales, a panel of solid puce and a section with triangles of turquoise, puce, yellow and black, white pants and yellow shoes with puce bows.