Lot 1536 - A192 The Müller-Frei Collection - Tuesday, 16. June 2020, 02.00 PM


Meissen, ca. 1740. The model by Johann Joachim Kändler from 1738.
On a gilt bronze mount, dated from the 19th century, in the Louis XV style. From a series of harlequins, here represented as holding a jug in his left hand, monogrammed "E. H. G." in gold, and holding his hat in his right hand. No mark.
H 16.3 cm (18 cm).


Auction Christie’s London, 29.06.1987, Lot No. 238.

Harlequin figures with a jug, in public and private collections:
Porcelain Collection Dresden (Royal Saxon Collections); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Untermyer Collection); Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA; Historisches Museum Basel (Pauls-Eisenbeiss Collection, with dated jug ZM 1738); Henry and Emma Budge Collection (harlequin with jug dated 1740); former Collection von Klemperer Dresden (Auction Bonham's London, 08.12.2010, Lot No. 41).

CHF 20 000 / 30 000

€ 17 540 / 26 320