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.
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.