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D1543. Blue and White Group of the Madonna and Child
Delft, circa 1750
Marked IP in blue for Jan Pennis, the owner of De Porceleyne Schotel (The Porcelain Dish) factory from 1724 through 1764
The Virgin wearing a tall crown, a necklace suspending a small cross, and a long robe partially concealed under a voluminous mantle, one end of which she clasps in her right hand, standing barefooted on a square base with a foliate border, and supporting in her left arm the seated and scantily draped Christ Child holding in his left hand an orb and reaching up with his right hand to touch her hair.
Height: 29 cm. (11 7/16 in.)
Literature: Illustrated by R. L. Delenne, Dictionnaire des Marques de l’Ancienne Faience de Delft, Paris 1947