Serenade at Bow
When I see Bow figures, I find them hard to resist. Often the ones I find are so banged up or badly restored that I can't really get involved in buying them... but these two beauties passed the test!
Meet Arlecchino and Columbina, two figures of the Commedia dell'Arte, an Italian comical theater that inspired the English Punch & Judy. Although a whole lot more sophisticated than that... no endless fistfights but rather a musical serenade by bagpipes and hurdy gurdy.
What makes them even better is that they were made just down the road from me - in fact they are looking out over their place of manufacture, sitting on a shelf near the window in my stockroom!
Arlecchino is of course the Italian name for a Harlequin, and you can see that in his dress: wonderfully mismatched chintz and playing cards. Columbina also has playing cards on her dress. And what about Arlecchino's hat? I think it is wonderful.
What I love about Bow figures is their innocence. There is something very unpretentious about the way they are made. Although close copies of the Meissen originals (the famous potter Kaendler made them at Meissen), these are very low key but endearing.
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Happy weekend, and make sure you have some fun! 🎶🎲🎭
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