Hungarian Herend ‘Hamlet’ figure Shakespeare theatrical figure, 20th century

$745.00 AUD

Herend (Hungary) porcelain figure, depicting the Shakespeare character Hamlet with the skull of Yorick.

Printed & impressed Herend marks, also

‘5874/7’

20th century

29 cm high

From Act 5 , scene 1 in Hamlet, where Hamlet comes across the gravediggers who have just unearthed the skull of the court jester, Yorick, by accident. Hamlet has his iconic chat with the skull, the classic ‘memento mori’, or reminder that we all die…. Shakespeare at his best!

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