Group of Harlequin and Colombine

Italian
about 1750
Made by Capodimonte Manufactory (Italian (near Naples)), Modeled by Giuseppe Gricci (Italian, born about 1700-died in 1770)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2006.929

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

Harlequin in brown mask, puce lozenge-patterned white jacket and trousers with gilt buttons and belt and cream shoes, a dagger at his waist, perched on the edge of a rock gently grabbing Columbine’s hat, Columbine with her right arm resting on Harlequin’s shoulder and her left hand holding her hat, in black mask, gilt choker, white bodice edged in purple and white skirt, the hem with a band of gilt scrollwork and black shoe with gilt bow, with one knee resting on rockwork, all raised on a rockwork base

Provenance

Anonymous. October 7, 1996, sale, Christie's, London, lot 256. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

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