20 April 2007
A MEISSEN COMMEDIA DEL'ARTE FIGURE OF HARLEQUIN
Circa 1744, blue crossed swords mark at back, modelled by J.J. Kandler and P. Reinicke for the Duke of Weissenfels
Standing in a brown conical hat, puce-lined black cloak, white shirt with gilt buttons and green breeches on a flower-encrusted tree stump base
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high
The Nyffeler Collection; Christie's, London, 9 June 1986, lot 58
The Property of Midwestern Collector; Christie's, New york, 24 May 2000, lot 19.
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See anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 June 1992, lot 217 and the Jorge Nelte Collection of Meissen Porcelain; Christie's, London, 12 October 1995, lot 32 for other examples of Commedia Dell'Arte figures from the Duke of Weissenfels series.
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