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A VIENNA (DU PAQUIER) WHITE FIGURE OF HARLEQUIN FROM THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE
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A VIENNA (DU PAQUIER) WHITE FIGURE OF HARLEQUIN FROM THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE

CIRCA 1730

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A VIENNA (DU PAQUIER) WHITE FIGURE OF HARLEQUIN FROM THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE
CIRCA 1730
Modelled with his right hand pushing back his tasselled conical hat, his face with a moustache and a cheeky grin, his curly hair and eyes incised, his left hand resting on a slap-stick tucked under his belt, standing on an incised grassy oval mound base (tip of slap-stick lacking, base with firing crack and small firing fault)
4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, sale Sotheby's London, 10th October 1961, lot 697 (£180 to Chester)
Beatrice Blohm von Rumohr Collection.
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Lot Essay

A similar, but coloured, figure of Harlequin (with a black mask) in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is illustrated by J.F. Hayward, Viennese Porcelain of the du Paquier Period (London, 1952), pl. 69c, and by Elisabeth Sturm-Bednarczyk, Claudius Innocentius du Paquier, Wiener Porzellan der Frühzeit 1718-1744 (Vienna, 1994), p. 139, no. 162.
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