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Dancing Harlequine

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Peter Reinicke

Date: c.1744
Overall: 13.3 x 7 cm (5 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.931
DescriptionMeissen dancing Harlequine, wearing a cream-coloured hat with a turquoise rosette over her curly, powdered, grey hair. She has a white neck ruff, and the long-sleeved bodice is decorated in sections. The right upper sleeve and left lower sleeve are turquoise. The right lower sleeve, left upper sleeve, left back and right front are decorated in playing cards in a white ground. The right back and left front are in a triangular pattern of black, puce and turquoise. The sleeves have white ruffles, as has the low-cut bodice. A yellow bow ropes the black basque. The yellow skirt has a gold border and is decorated with flowers in blue, purple and iron-red. She wears iron-red, high-heeled shoes with gold buckles. She is on a pad base, with a blue flower and green leaves.