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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Carved Boxwood Maquette for a Harlequin Figure from the Commedia dell’Arte"
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The female figure wearing a mask and her hair short, a hand to her breast, the other holding a hat, disguised as Harlequin
Most probably a model for an Italian comedy figure by Franz Anton Bustelli for the Nymphenburg porcelain factory
Circa 1755 – 1760
Size: 18cm high – 7 ins high
Next to the great porcelain modellers Kaendler and Melchior of Meissen, Bustelli is one of the greatest porcelain artists of the 18th century. There is a graceful charm in his figures and especially in his many Italian comedians that can be seen in this boxwood maquette.