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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.)