Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765
Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765
Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765
Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765
Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765
Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765
Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765
Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765

BOW PORCELAIN (c.1745-1776)

Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765

c. 1765 English

Offered by Moorabool Antique Galleries

£3,270 gbp
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Rare Bow figure of Harlequin playing the bagpipes, modelled after a Meissen original by Kaendler, shown seated on a tree stump with scattered flowers, wearing a brightly striped top and fancy pants with playing cards to one leg, flowers to the other, a set of pink pipes beneath one arm and a trumpet shaped pink hat tied to his head by a black bow, his shoe buckles shaped as butterflies.
Restorations include cheek, pipe end, arm & fingers overpainted
References: ref. Bradshaw - Bow porcelain figures - p115 for Arlecchino & his companion Columbina, without the playing cards, also Chilton - Harlequin Unmasked - p275 for a similar Bow figure, where it mentions 20 pairs are known, and that the source for the Bow examples is thought to be Chelsea. The Meissen original can be seen on p303 of Harlequin Unmasked
Dimensions
Height 12.00 cm (4.72 inches)
Stock Code
1013324
Medium
Porcelain
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