Sussex Saleroom: 10th, 11th, Thursday 12th September 2019
A rare pair of early Höchst figure of Harlequin and Columbine, circa 1750-53, probably modelled by Johnann Gottfried Becker, Harlequin seated on a rocky mound playing bagpipes formed as a goat, Columbine standing in dancing pose, a slapstick in her left hand, Harlequin with incised ch 2, Columbine incised 1/ME, black painter's mark B for Philippe Magnus Bechel, black script D.13, each approx. 16cm. high, (2). Illustrated.
Harlequin: With Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, Munich, from whom acquired 26th January 2007.Columbine: With Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, from whom acquired 17th March, 2005.
Literature: Birte Abraham, Commedia dell'Arte, The Patricia & Rodes Hart Collection of European Porcelain and Faience, 2010, pp. 110-111.