(England 1750 – )
17.1 x 8.7 x 7.0 cm
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.
Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 73 (colour illus.). cat.no. 86