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•D1774. Pair of ‘Petit Feu’ Polychrome and Gilded Milking Groups

Delft, circa 1770

Modeled affronté, each cow with an iron-red spotted white hide, a black forelock, tail, eyes and hooves, an iron-red muzzle and ears and yellow horns, wearing garlands of iron-red, yellow, blue, manganese and gilded flowers and green leaves around her neck and back, standing foursquare and being milked by a maid wearing a black hat, an iron-red bodice and dotted yellow skirt or a youth wearing an iron-red coat and pale manganese breeches with gilded details, each seated with a pail between his or her feet at the semicircular front of the chamfered rectangular base, its canted sides marbleized in blue, iron-red, green, yellow and pale manganese, and its green top molded with frogs and leaves.

Lengths: 20.6 and 21.6 cm.( 8.1 and 8.5 in.)

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