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A MENNECY COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE FIGURE OF PIERROT
A MENNECY COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE FIGURE OF PIERROT

CIRCA 1750, INCISED D.V. MARK

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A MENNECY COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE FIGURE OF PIERROT
CIRCA 1750, INCISED D.V. MARK
Wearing a broad brimmed hat and a ruff with purple and blue edging around his neck and yellow shoes with purple bows, his loose costume, finely painted in ivory, the jacket buttoned in the front, his left sleeve hanging down to his knees, his trousers slightly too short, standing on a square base set with grass and a tree stump with growing roots
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
Provenance
with The Antique Porcelain Co. & Ltd., London.

Lot Essay

The present figure was modelled after Watteau's painting of Pierrot, 1718-1719. Pierrot standing with his arms hanging by his sides wearing a simple costume with exaggerated long sleeves capturing his simple and vulnerable character. For a further discussion and a similar German hard-paste porcelain example of Pierrot see Meredith Chilton Harlequin Unmasked, New Haven and London 2001, pages 100-103.

Caption:
Jean-Antoine Watteau, Pierrot 1719, oil on canvas> Musée du Louvre, Paris
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