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Title

Harlequin

circa 1772-circa 1775

Artist

Derby

England

1750 -

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1772-circa 1775
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    soft-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    16.9 x 7.7 x 6.6 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.128
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    Derby

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    Columbine (L2012.129) and Harlequin were among the best-loved characters in the Italian commedia dell’arte and were frequently portrayed in porcelain figures. Harlequin seems to derive from a Chelsea prototype. He is shown in his patchwork costume, masked and carrying a slapstick. The Derby pair are mentioned in a list compiled by John Haslam of models produced between c1772 and 1795.

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