An image of Harlequin and a lady with parrots, model

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Harlequin and a lady with parrots, model

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The model is fully described in Kändler’s work records for November–December 1745 as ‘a Watteau group depicting a finely dressed lady in a gown seated on a lawn with a basket of cherries on her lap from which she offers cherries to a parrot in a nearby tree; a little table next to her with a parrot on it and beside them Harlequin’. While not in his traditional patchwork costume, Harlequin nevertheless carries the usual slapstick in his belt.

Year
1745
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
17.0 x 14.1 x 12.5 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.63