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Children dressed as Harlequin and La Pulcinella

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Johann Joachim Kändler

Date: c.1765
Overall (G83.1.939.1-2): 15 x 9.6 x 8.3 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.939.1-2
DescriptionPair of Meissen figures of Harlequin and Columbine as children, mounted on French ormolu bases. Harlequin turns to the right and Columbine to the left. Harlequin is dressed in a yellow hat with a white plume. A white ruff is around his neck. His jacket and pants are pale pink with a puce scale design all over except for the backs of the pants and sleeves. Both jacket and pants have gold edgings, and he wears yellow shoes with a blue bow. Columbine wears a pink Juliette cap edged with puce and with flowers over the left side. She wears a yellow dress trimmed with puce and blue and holds her white apron out to the sides with both hands. She also has yellow shoes with blue bows.