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An image of Columbine by Derby
Alternate image of Columbine by Derby

Derby

(England 1750 – )

Title
Columbine
Year
circa 1772-circa 1775
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

17.1 x 8.7 x 7.0 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.129
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Columbine and Harlequin (L2012.128) were among the best-loved characters in the Italian commedia dell’arte and were frequently portrayed in porcelain figures. Columbine is based on a Meissen figure modelled by Reinicke in 1747. The Derby pair are mentioned in a list compiled by John Haslam of models produced between c1772 and 1795.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 73 (colour illus.). cat.no. 86