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• D1631. Polychrome Figural Cistern

Delft, circa 1765

Modeled as a red-cheeked gentleman wearing a manganese tricorn hat over his paler manganese hair, a blue coat, a yellow waistcoat patterned with iron-red dotted trelliswork and blossoms, green breeches and yellow- buckled manganese shoes, his right arm raised and holding a green bottle to pour its contents into a green goblet held in his left hand, and seated astride a pale manganese barrel inscribed on the front in dark manganese ROJE:WŸN, and placed on a conformingly-shaped manganese-marbleized rockwork base; the front of the barrel pierced with an aperture for a spout; now mounted with a silver metal spigot and grape-cluster tap.

Size: 34.1 cm. (13 7/16 in.)

Provenance:

Sold at Christie’s, Amsterdam, 1988/89;
The collection of Edwin van Drecht, Amsterdam; The collection of Michael Dunn, Wiscasset, Maine, 1993;
The collection of Mark and Marjorie Allen, Gilford, New Hampshire, 1994;
The collection of Benjamin F. Edwards, III, St. Louis, Missouri, and with the collector’s label number 2,555, sold at Christie’s, New York, January 26, 2010, lot 296;
The collection of Anthony Gray, London, 2010;
An English Private Collection through 2015

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