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D1778. Pair of Polychrome Figural Candlesticks

Delft, circa 1780

Each marked A / i vd B / 106 in blue for Jan van den Briel, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory from 1768 to 1783, or his widow Petronella van der Laan from 1783 to 1796

Both modeled as a blue bearded Chinese figure, wearing a manganese robe and yellow shoes, seated in front of a recumbent deer with one foreleg extended on a green grassy base painted with flowers and floral sprigs, underneath a tree trunk with a bird perched on a branch eating a yellow and iron-red colored fruit, surmounted by a manganese candleholder on a foot of leaves.

Heights: 28.5 and 28 cm. (11.2 and 11 in.)

Provenance: Collection Nijstad, Lochem

Literature: Described in exh. cat. Meesterwerken uit Delft, Museum Het Prinsenhof Delft, June 2 – August 15, 1962, p. 79, no. 219.

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