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OBJECT

D1715. Blue and Manganese Ewers

Delft, circa 1690

Attributed to Lambertus Cleffius, the owner of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory from 1679 to 1691

The ovoid bodies painted with a continuous scene of a equestrian hunter, a reclining buffalo under a flowering prunus tree, two Chinese figures conversing in front of a prunus tree and rockwork, and a Chinese dignitary holding a banner being approached by another figure with stretched arms, all beneath a blue ground lappet border alternated with stylized leaves on the shoulder, the flaring cylindrical neck with a flowering prunus and bamboo, flanked by a seated Chinese figure on both with a rope-twist handle, and the domed foot with a stiff leaves.

Heights: Both 34.5 cm. (13.6 in.)

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