Figure of Harlequine

Figure of Columbine

Austrian (Vienna)
about 1755
Made at Vienna Manufactory

Object Place: Austria


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View





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.


Impressed D on Columbine's base.


Probably between about 1945 and 1955, acquired by Dr. and Mrs. Marcel Nyffeler (b. 1890 - d. 1957), 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