A Pair of Cows in Polychrome Dutch Delftware


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A slightly larger pair of cows of this model, but with the mark of 'De Porceleyne Bijl' (The Porcelain Axe Factory), is illustrated by Van Aken-Fehrners, et al., Vol. II, p. 236, no. 62.

  • Each with yellow horns
  • An iron-red lapping tongue
  • Manganese features forelock, tails and hooves and a manganese-spotted hide
  • Wearing garlands of colourful flowers around her back and neck
  • Standing four-square amidst frogs and foliage moulded on the blue-heightened green top of a chamfered rectangular
  • Haring base marbled around the sides in iron-red


 

Origin
Delft, The Netherlands
Period
1760-1780
Material
Earthenware
Signature
'1-48' '*' marks in blue, probably for De Witte Starre (The White Star) Factory
Reference
112-428
Sizes
15.5 x 18 cm

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