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D1859. Pair of Polychrome Petit Feu Figures of Prancing Horses

Delft, circa 1790

Each with an iron-red and black-spotted hide and facial features, black mane and twisted tail affixed with yellow and iron-red florets, wearing a flamed iron-red saddle over a black saddle blanket patterned with iron- red and yellow foliate scrollwork, and an iron-red net with a yellow band and light green tassels across the back, modeled affronté, standing with one black hoof raised above the light green top of a rectangular base with canted sides marbleized in yellow, black and iron-red.

Lengths: both 19.5 cm. (7.7 in.)

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