A rare Höchst porcelain figure of Harlequin with a glass and bagpipes
Smoothed base with incised mark HN. The horns and ears of the goat and a chip to the pipe of the bagpipes restored. H 15.3 cm.
Electoral Mainz Manufactory Höchst, around 1750 - 53.
Like the Frankfurt model of Harlequin with a pointed hat and goat skin, this Höchst model is also based on a sculpture modelled for the first time by Johann Joachim Kaendler for the Meissen manufactory in around 1740.
Robert G. and Ilse Vater collection.
A further example published in Röder/Oppenheim, das Höchster Porzellan auf der Jahrtausend-Ausstellung in Mainz 1925, Mainz 1930, cat. no. 83.
For the Meissen model upon which this work is based see Pietsch, Die figürliche Meißener Porzellanplastik von Gottlieb Kirchner und Johann Joachim Kaendler, Munich 2006, cat. no. 89.