An image of Columbine

Derby

(England 1750 – )

Columbine

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Columbine and Harlequin (L2012.128) were among the best-loved characters in the Italian commedia dell’arte and were frequently portrayed in porcelain figures. Columbine is based on a Meissen figure modelled by Reinicke in 1747. The Derby pair are mentioned in a list compiled by John Haslam of models produced between c1772 and 1795.

Year
circa 1772-circa 1775
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
17.1 x 8.7 x 7.0 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.129