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Longton Hall Figure of Harlequin


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Dates Circa 1753
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description An extremely rare Longton Hall Commedia dell'arte figure of Harlequin, unmarked. Modelled striding and wearing a mask, his right hand raised to the brim of his hat, supported by a tree-stump applied with foliage, on a shaped mound base.

13cm High

4.5cm Wide

5cm Deep

Condition Firing line to base, hat plume missing, chips to leaves.
Literature For a similar example from the Gardiner Collection see the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, object no.: G83.1.896.
Also see, Sotheby's, London 21 April 1980, lot 271.
For a polychrome example from the Rous Lench Collection, see Christie's, London, 29 May 1990, lot 419.
Also, reference, Bernard Watney, Longton Hall Porcelain pl. 40B.