Figure of Harlequin

Austrian
about 1755
Made at Vienna Manufactory


Object Place: Austria

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.986.1

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

From the Commedia dell’Arte, standing masked holding slapsticks, Harlequin with his hat in his right hand, his companion clutching a flower in gilt-edge chequered costume decorated in yellow, blue, red and puce, Harlequin on tree stump mound base.

Provenance

Until 1986, Dr. and Mrs. Marcel Nyffeler, Zurich; June 9, 1986, posthumous Nyffeler sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 3, to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger