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Harlequin

Manufacturer: Royal Porcelain Manufactory

Date: c.1775
Dimensions:
Overall: 8.6 x 3.3 x 4.4 cm (3 3/8 x 1 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Berlin, Berlin
Object number: G83.1.841
DescriptionBerlin figure of Harlequin from the Commedia dell'Arte, standing on a square base with tree-stump support. A slapstick in his left hand, his right arm raised, and is wearing a grey hat and a mask. His tunic and trousers have a checker pattern in pale blue and yellow with playing cards, and green-washed square base.