A Meissen Italian Comedy figure of Pantalone circa 1744

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Lot 183
A Meissen Italian Comedy figure of Pantalone
circa 1744

Sold for £ 1,920 (US$ 2,407) inc. premium
A Meissen Italian Comedy figure of Pantalone
circa 1744
From the Duke of Weissenfels series, modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler and Peter Reinicke, wearing a blue tunic and yellow cloak, his right upraised, 13.5cm high, inscribed 1359 on the base (right hand missing)

Footnotes

  • For a full discussion of this series of Commedia Dell'Arte figures made for Johann Adolf II, Duke of Sachsen-Weissenfels (1685-1746), see Meredith Chilton, Harlequin Unmasked (2001), pp 308-309, no 101 and p 310, no 105 for a similar figure of Pantalone. The series of eighteen figures was modelled by Peter Reinicke, with supervision and corrections by Kändler, with fourteen of the figures appearing in Reinicke's work records for 1744 and corrections by Kändler appearing the same year. The final figure of the series appears to be the Dancing Harlequin modelled by Reinicke in 1747.
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