Meissen Harlequin Figure By JJ. Kändler Commedia Dell'arte 64529
A superb Meissen figure, originally modelled by JJ. Kändler of Meissen.
A harlequin from the Italian comedy 'Comeddia Dell'arte' play.
He is taking a graceful bow, with beautfully painted colourful costume.
As a modelmeister, he was responsible for what is probably the greatest
collection of early 18th century porcelain figurines, perhaps only matched by Franz Anton Bustelli
of Nymphenburg. He was able to breathe life and movement into these delightful porcelain
creations. He modelled birds and animals, sometimes life size, figures from the Royal Court,
as well as peoples from the world and everyday life. Originally, these began as table decorations for the nobility and royalty to enrich their porcelain dinner services.
Measures 16cm tall.
Model number 64529
Perfect, mint condition.
Mid to late 20th Century.