A Meissen Group of the indiscreet Harlequin
A Meissen Group of the indiscreet Harlequin
A Meissen Group of the indiscreet Harlequin
A Meissen Group of the indiscreet Harlequin

MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)

A Meissen Group of the indiscreet Harlequin

c. 1742 Germany

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Modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler
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“.
The Patricia and Rhodes Hart Collection (Robert Aronson 2001 p. 42 – 43)
Dimensions
Height 5.90 cm (2.32 inches)
Width 5.12 cm (2.02 inches)
Stock Code
WE 2673
Elfriede Langeloh

Elfriede Langeloh
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