Playful group of Harlequin and Columbine seated on a large rock encrusted with green leaves and colorful flowers, Columbine wears a small blue hat and gilt-dotted salmon-colored and black bodice with white ruffled collar, a red cloak with gray lining and a white skirt painted with "indianische Blumen," her left hand tweaks the nose of Harlequin's mask, while in her right hand she holds a slapstick poised to hit him; Harlequin wears white trousers with black stripes, red shoes with yellow bows, and a checkered tunic in shades of lilac, yellow, and turquoise with green bows down the front, his legs are crossed, his right hand rests on his plumed black hat, which is lying on Columbine's lap, in his raised left hand he holds a sausage

Harlequin and Columbine

Modeled by Johann Joachim Kaendler, Royal Porcelain Manufactory Meissen

Model January 1743; Formed and painted about 1745