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Figure of 'Little Harlequin'

Manufacturer: Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory

Date: 1977
Overall: 22.2 x 5.9 x 6.4 cm (8 3/4 x 2 5/16 x 2 1/2 in.)
Medium: hard-paste porcelain, overglaze enamels and gold
Credit Line: Gift of Larry and Barbara Ann Hynes
Origin:Germany, Bavaria, Munich
Object number: G97.7.2
DescriptionThe standing figure of Harlequin in controposto, leaning against a tree stump. He is holding his hat and slapstick, and is raised on a scrolled Rococo base, and mounted on a tall swelling cartouche-shaped pedestal terminating in an oblong octagonal base. Harlequin is dressed in a green-edged yellow suit with a turquoise hat, and the base is painted in apple-green, while the pedestal is edged with puce scrolls.