A Polychrome Model of a Fruit in Dutch Delft Earthenware


Naturalistically colored and modeled resting on manganese-veined leaves shaded in various tones of green or yellow and issuing from manganese or brown stem.

Similar exvamples: Four fruit models of this type are illustrated by Van Dam, 2004, p. 173, pl. 116, who comments that these were "small items to decorate the table at any time of year;" and twelve fruits, including several very similar apples and pears, are illustrated by Lavino, P: 58, who on p. 81 also illustrates a collection of these fruit models hung against tiled walls. A garland composed of fifteen similar fruit models in the Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, is illustrated by Helbig, Vol. 11, p. 70, fig. 57; and by De Jonge, 1965, p. 307, pI. 194, and De Jonge, 1970, p. 142, ill. 149.

The Netherlands
Around 1750 - 1800

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