A pair of Meissen figures of Columbine and Harlequin playing instruments, circa 1745

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Lot 197
A pair of Meissen figures of Columbine and Harlequin playing instruments, circa 1745

£ 2,500 - 3,500
US$ 3,400 - 4,800
A pair of Meissen figures of Columbine and Harlequin playing instruments, circa 1745
Modelled perhaps by J.F. Eberlein after the models by J.J. Kaendler, Harlequin playing the bagpipes, wearing a pointed hat, patterned tunic with playing cards and purple scale pattern and white breeches, Columbine playing the hurdy-gurdy, wearing a yellow hat, white bodice and a patterned skirt embellished in yellow and puce, the bases applied with leaves and flowers, 14.3cm and 12.7cm high, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue to the rear of the bases (some restoration) (2)
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