The model is fully described in Kändler’s work records for November–December 1745 as ‘a Watteau group depicting a finely dressed lady in a gown seated on a lawn with a basket of cherries on her lap from which she offers cherries to a parrot in a nearby tree; a little table next to her with a parrot on it and beside them Harlequin’. While not in his traditional patchwork costume, Harlequin nevertheless carries the usual slapstick in his belt.
Referenced in 2 publications
Josephine Touma, Look, 'Porcelain's powerful potential', pg.32-33, Sydney, Nov 2012, 32 (colour illus.), 33.
Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 28 (colour illus.). cat.no. 28