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D1999. Pair of Polychrome Models of Leaping Horses

Arnhem, circa 1765

Attributed to the factory of Johan van Kerckhoff, Arnhem

Each decorated in brown and yellow with light blue and manganese details, modeled affronté, rearing above a manganese tree stump issuing four green and yellow-leafed branches, the rounded rectangular base with a molded edge marbleized in blue.

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Heights: 24 and 24.5 cm. (9.5 and 9.6 in.)

Provenance: Probably the collection of Clemens Fredericus Wilhelmus Baron Van der Heyden, heer van Doornenburg en Suideras (1791-1838) and hence by family descent, through 1932; Salomon Stodel Antiquités, Amsterdam, 1998 (then attributed to Delft); Belgian Private Collection, Belgium

Note: Dutch potters created a varied repertoire of figures inspired by the work of the renowned mannerist sculptor Giambologna (or Giovanni da Bologna). This pair of horses was probably inspired by his prancing horse.

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