D1567. Pair of Polychrome Butter Tubs and Figural Covers
Each circular tub painted in manganese and green with three large sprigs of roses alternating with three small sprigs of buds and leaves beneath the green-edged scroll-molded rim, the nearly at covers with a blue-washed ground painted in green with scattered leaves and at the edge leafy plants and surmounted by a fishmonger and his fishwife, each seated on a blue mound, the man wearing a dark manganese hat and shoes and a yellow neckerchief and apron over a green coat with blue buttons, a yellow scabbard on his waist at the back, his left hand supporting a large green, blue an iron-red scaly fish and holding a manganese key in his right hand, the lady wearing an iron-red-edged yellow cap and bodice, a green skirt and a manganese apron and shoes, her left hand on her right knee and her right hand pointing to the small blue fish partially concealed under a manganese cloth over the yellow basket to her right.
Height: 15.4 cm. (6 1/16 in.)
Provenance: The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolli House, Amsterdam