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D1876. Polychrome Figural Cistern

Delft, circa 1760

Modeled as a ‘Bobbejak’ (portly man) with wide open mouth wearing a dark manganese tricorn hat, a wide ruffled collar, and a blue yellow-buttoned jacket with white flowerheads over a shirt with ruffled cuffs, the light blue ankle-length trousers with dark blue trefoil leaf sprigs and dots revealing his simple dark blue shoes, his hair with two rows of tight curls over his ears and extending into long braid forming the handle affixed to his waist at the back, his hands placed on his ample belly, and seated on a green, blue and iron-red marbleized rock applied at the front between his shins with a blue rocaille cartouche with an aperture for a spout.

Height: 37 cm. (14.6 in.)

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