His role is that of a light-hearted, nimble, and astute servant, often acting to thwart the plans of his master, and pursuing his own love interest, Columbina, with wit and resourcefulness, often competing with the sterner and melancholic Pierrot. He later develops into a prototype of the romantic hero.
Harlequin inherits his physical agility and his trickster qualities, as well as his name, from a mischievous "devil" character in medieval passion plays. This wonderful Limoges maker rarely comes up for sale, Charles Serpaut, late 1920s. Gorgeous gilding - real gold, likely 24K. 9 1/4"L x 11"H.
Condition: Excellent antique condition, minor wear and paint loss, two prong European plug. It comes with a European plug, I just used one of those traveling adapters to light it up. And have displayed it on black piano. The description is based on our combined knowledge, experience, and research.Statements regarding maker, age, origin, etc. Please ask questions that will help you in these evaluations. The Harlequin character first appeared in England early in the 17th century and took centre stage in the derived genre of the Harlequinade, developed in the early 18th century by John Rich.  As the Harlequinade portion of English dramatic genre pantomime developed, Harlequin was routinely paired with the character Clown. As developed by Joseph Grimaldi around 1800, Clown became the mischievous and brutish foil for the more sophisticated Harlequin, who became more of a romantic character.
The most influential such in Victorian England were William Payne and his sons the Payne Brothers, the latter active during the 1860s and 1870s. Items were not perfect when produced.
Quality control was not a factor in the 1800s or early 1900s. These items are antiques and collectables and show signs of wear and use as you would expect to find from daily usage. Please review photos for a determination of condition also. They are far too difficult, costly and time consuming to pack.
I never charge for packing materials or for my time for packing (which is considerable when packing antique lamps & china). I have many years experience in sending fragile goods through the post and take pride in my packing, my treasures arrive in the same condition they left me. Thank you for your consideration. Just about every lamp and/or lighting fixture that I sell at one time has been in use, they were manufactured for use in extreme conditions and subject to heavy use, these lights have survived! They have already proven their ability to stand the test of time......This is a measure you simply will not find in ANY new light fixture made today. The originals of what others copy today. Vintage light fixtures increase in value as the supply is diminished. This is a rare and collectible piece of French lighting history. Very few have survived these past 100 plus years. Both collectors and decorators will find this beauty very desirable and an excellent antique investment. Please use the photos to make your final decision. I describe as I see it. My GUARANTEE: I will always list and describe (and answer questions) about my items with 100% honesty (good, bad and ugly). All items are professionally packed.
I work very hard everyday. To provide accurate listings, multiple photographs, careful packaging. These items are 100 years old in most cases, most have been used, we would hope that one.
Who is collecting understands that old glass, porcelain and artisan wares were not. Manufactured with the sophisticated technology that we have today, such as the. Process of cookie cutting manufacturing, therefore there may be glaze pops, black pin dots, and minor factory flaws.Please remember also that glass from the American Brilliant Period is that, it is of the late 1800's to. Early 1900's, and would show light signs of use as you would want to find, consistent with age. I hope that you may prefer to own such beautiful rare articles such as those that are offered.
Here in my store, a piece of the past which makes your collection unique. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this or any other item we have listed. Economic or trade sanctions including OFAC Restricted Countries. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture". The seller is "caycat52" and is located in this country: US.
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