An antique jewelled Harlequin pin

English, circa 1880.


comprising of a chased silver figure with bicorn hat, mounted with rosecut diamonds and sapphires, holding a golden slapstick and mounted on a rose gold pin.

Length of figure: 2.8cm

In the Commedia dell’arte, Harlequin is characterized by his distinctive chequered costume. His role is that of a light-hearted and nimble servant. He pursues his love interest, Colombina, with wit and resourcefulness.