A rare West Pans figure of Harlequin as a bagpiper, circa 1764-70
Lot 207
A rare West Pans figure of Harlequin as a bagpiper, circa 1764-70
£1,200 - 1,600
US$ 2,000 - 2,600

Lot Details
A rare West Pans figure of Harlequin as a bagpiper, circa 1764-70
A rare West Pans figure of Harlequin as a bagpiper, circa 1764-70
Seated with legs crossed, wearing a pointed pink hat and striped blue and yellow sleeves, his shirt painted at the back with coloured flowers, his breeches with multicoloured harlequinade, the plain mound base painted with green moss, 13.6cm high (some restoration)

Footnotes

  • A similar example, with identical colouring, is in a Scottish private collection and was exhibited in the 'Out of the Blue' exhibition, Museum of Edinburgh (2008), p. 34, fig. 40. Another example is in the Katz Collection in Boston. The painting of the flowers on the back of this figure is perhaps the clearest pointer to a West Pans origin. The model, ultimately derived from Meissen, was used earlier as a figure in Longton Hall and was also placed on top of pickle stands at West Pans.
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