A Closter Veilsdorf figure of Harlequin modelled by Wenzel Neu
A Closter Veilsdorf figure of Harlequin modelled by Wenzel Neu
A Closter Veilsdorf figure of Harlequin modelled by Wenzel Neu
A Closter Veilsdorf figure of Harlequin modelled by Wenzel Neu

A Closter Veilsdorf figure of Harlequin modelled by Wenzel Neu

1764 to 1765 Germany

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£4,800 gbp
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The factory at Closter Veilsdorf was established by the younger brother of the Duke of Sachsen Hildburghausen a few miles from the court theatre. It was the only porcelain factory in the principality.
Wenzel Neu was modelmeister at the factory from 1763-67. The figures from the commedia dell’arte are believed to be amongst his earliest creations. The series of ten figures are taken from a set of twelve drawings by Johann Jacob Schübler which had been engraved by Johann Balthasar Probst and published in Augsburg in 1729.
In this figure harlequin is shown delivering a fake love letter to a lovesick Capitano.
Two thirds of the letter in his right hand made up. Tip of slapstick missing.
Giovanni and Gabriella Barilla Collection
Dimensions
Height 14.50 cm (5.71 inches)
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4709
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