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Meissen around 1742
Form no: 344
height: 6.30 inch
Postament: 5.12 x 5.90 inch
Without swords mark
Columbine is seated on Beltrame's lap in an amorous embrace. The harlequin at their feet is peeping up Columbine's skirt. This Design of J.J. Kaendler was influenced by the Commedia dell'Arte shows at the royal court in Dresden which were performed by a Venetian company. Two different models of this group can be found, the first dating from 1740 where the harlequin sticks out his tongue. Since the Commedia dell'arte goups were very popular Kaendler adapted the model again between 1742 and 1745, and lessened its ribald humor. This group belongs to the second adaption and there are implementations of this version e.g. in the „Bayrisches Nationalmuseum München“ and the „Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin“.
|Height||5.90 cm||(2.32 inches)|
|Width||5.12 cm||(2.02 inches)|