Figure of Harlequine

Figure of Columbine

Austrian (Vienna)
about 1755
Made at Vienna Manufactory


Object Place: Austria

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2006.986.2

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

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.

Markings

Impressed D on Columbine's base.

Provenance

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