Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765 - For Sale

Bow figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes, C. 1765
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Stock #: 1013324 Size: 12cm high
Price: AU$ 5,450.00
US$ 5,722.50
€ 4,305.50
£ 3,597.00
Rare Bow figure of Harlequin playing the bagpipes, modelled after a Meissen original by Kaendler, shown seated on a tree stump with scattered flowers, wearing a brightly striped top and fancy pants with playing cards to one leg, flowers to the other, a set of pink pipes beneath one arm and a trumpet shaped pink hat tied to his head by a black bow, his shoe buckles shaped as butterflies.
Circa 1765

References: ref. Bradshaw - Bow porcelain figures - p115 for Arlecchino & his companion Columbina, without the playing cards, also Chilton - Harlequin Unmasked - p275 for a similar Bow figure, where it mentions 20 pairs are known, and that the source for the Bow exam

Condition: restorations include cheek, pipe end, arm & fingers overpainted

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