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• D1615. Two ‘Black Delft’ Figures of Budai Heshang
Delft, circa 1710
One with iVP mark in blue, the other unmarked, each with numeral 160, attributed to De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) Factory under the ownership of Lambertus van Eenhoorn from 1691 to 1724
Each wearing a robe loosely draped to reveal his corpulent belly and patterned with orets, sprigs and leafy stems, one painted in a ‘cashmire’ palette, the other in a similar palette enriched with yellow, and modeled seated, his right hand resting on his right knee, and his left hand supporting the long-stemmed pipe raised to his iron-red mouth, one pipe white with iron-red scrolls, the other black, the lower folds of his robe revealing his bare feet on the green low, conformingly-shaped base.
Size: 13.5 and 13.6 cm. (5 5/16 and 53⁄8 in.)