D1953. Pair of Polychrome Bird Tureens and Covers
Delft, circa 1770
The cover modeled as a bird with manganese-delineated yellow plumage, a manganese head and yellow beak, and a fan-shaped tail accentuated in orange, perched amidst flowering branches, the branches and the oval tureen molded with stylized flowers picked out in yellow and with leaves in shades of green.
Heights: 14.2 cm. (5.5 in.)
Provenance: Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam, 2001; Dutch Private Collection
Literature: Illustrated on the cover of Aronson 2000/2001