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Harlequin with a bird

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Johann Friedrich Eberlein

Date: August 1743
Overall: 13.4 x 8.8 cm (5 1/4 x 3 7/16 in.)
Medium: hard-paste porcelain, enamel, and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.949
DescriptionA Meissen figure of Harlequin, by J. J. Kaendler, seated on a grassy mound with large applied flowers beside a cat and holding a bird aloft in his right hand. Harlequin is in a round puce hat, chequered doublet with playing cards on his sleeves, and white trousers.