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Columbine with Mask and Castanets

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Peter Reinicke

Date: c.1744-1747
Dimensions:
Overall: 13.9 x 8 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.934
DescriptionMeissen Columbine in dancing pose, with the upper part of the body is included to the right, the left hip thrust out. In the left hand she holds a mask in naturalistic colouring, while the right hand holds castanets, while her left foot is pointing forward. She is wearing in her curly hair a yellow cap with white ruching. The deep neckline and elbow length sleeves of her blouse have ruffles around the opening and at the elbows and at the neck is a white ruff. The turquoise-green basque bodice has gold borders and lace ruching at the front, and is over a pale-purple skirt with puce floral decoration around the edge of the skirt. She wears yellow shoes with iron-red heels and blue bows. She stands on a rectangular pad base with a yellow flower and green leaves in relief.