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Harlequin W/Tankard Figurine

This is a superb harlequin figure made by Meissen in the mid 20th century. These commedia dell'arte figures are always a joy to look at. Just makes you happy on a lousy day :) I do believe he was first designed by Kaendler around 1735 which explains that year being written on the tankard he is holding in his left hand. He has a mask covering his face and is holding a hat in his right hand. Not sure what his official name but probably Harlekin with hat and lidded pot or something obvious like that :) He is superbly hand painted with a colorful lozenge patterned design to his clothes - with different colors to his pants, jacket and sleeves. He is standing on a nice base with a tree trunk that he is sitting on and a flower below him with a leaf to the back. All in all an amazing piece that just speaks to you! The figurine is in perfect condition which always helps. It is just over 6.25 inches tall, 4.75 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep. The figure is marked with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark underneath(first choice off course) as well as the usual impressed numbers of the periodand a puce 48 as the painter's number. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $1499
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