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Harlequin with a bird

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Johann Friedrich Eberlein

Date: August 1743
Overall: 13.2 x 8.9 cm (5 3/16 x 3 1/2 in.)
Medium: hard-paste porcelain, enamel, and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.921
DescriptionMeissen figure of a Harlequin with a bird modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler and Johann Friedrich Eberlein. He is seated on a mound with a large wooden cage. His painted and moustached face are glancing downwards and holding above his head a bird, with his body inclining slightly towards the left arm and hand resting on bending knee. He is wearing a round orange hat, a ruffle collar and a yellow and orange jacket with a purple, aqua, and yellow triangle design and playing cards. As well as white pantaloons and ribboned orange shoes. On a round base with applied flowers and leaves.