D1856. Pair of Polychrome Milking Groups
Delft, circa 1760
Each cow with a blue-spotted white hide, a blue forelock, tail, eyes and mouth with an iron-red lapping tongue, yellow horns and hooves, wearing garlands of manganese, iron-red and yellow flower and green leaves around its neck and back, and modeled affronté, standing foursquare and being milked by a maid wearing a manganese hat, a yellow bodice and manganese and white skirt or a youth wearing a manganese broad-rimmed hat, a blue coat and manganese breeches, each seated with a pail between his or her feet at the canted low green base with the top molded with frogs and leaves.
Heights: 16.5 and 15.5 cm. (6.5 and 6.1 in.); Lengths: 23 and 24.7 cm. (9 and 9.7 in.)