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Harlequin and Columbine in ormolu mounted candalabra

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Johann Friedrich Eberlein

Date: c.1740-1745
Overall (G83.1.940.1-2 & G83.1.940.3-4): 13.7 x 6.8 x 6.1 cm (5 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium: hard-paste porcelain, enamel, gilding, and bronze.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.940.1-4
DescriptionA Pair of Meissen figures of Harlequin and Columbine on contemporary ormolu mounts forming two-light candelabra, modelled by J. J. Kandler. Harlequin is wearing green hat, and his coat with chequer-pattern and cards, and is playing the bagpipes. Columbine is playing the hurdy-gurdy and wears a green hat, pink bodice and yellow kirtle. The pierced wave-scroll bases with painted branches are mounted with German and French porcelain flowers, ormolu nozzles, and pierced wax pans. Candalabra and flowers date to early 1900's.