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Yellow and Aqua colored glass are used in this teardrop version of the Harlequin's diamond pattern costume.
Bubbles are added along the coils for dimensional interest before the design is cased in crystal clear glass.
Versions of the Harlequin have been portrayed in opera, theater, cinema, literature, art and music for centuries.
Today Harlequins can be seen in New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations and modern pop culture:
The Jokers sidekick in DC Comics Batman is Harley Quinn who wears a clown costume.
Director Tim Burton created a Demon with Harlequin patterned skin in his feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Some of the best known examples of harlequin imagery were created by the great canvas artists who included interpretations of this character in their collected artworks.
Some examples include works by Picasso, Cezanne and Degas.