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POTTERY MILK JUG, DELFT, MID 18TH CENTURY.

The drinking monkey sitting on a rock is a jug. The opening is hidden under the head cover to fill the container.The cup, from which the monkey drinks, serves as a spout.

On the shield on his stomach a verse: “rose with a fine-naked buttock, indicates milk that you want ”with the date 1752 below.
The verse tells in a funny way what the jug is for. Pitchers in the form of animals have a long tradition.
These Delft monkeys were inspired by similar porcelain jugs from China, from the KangXi period (1662-1722), which in turn go back to jugs from the Tang period
(618-907).

Empire pendule, omstreeks 1820

attributed to Gérard-Jean Galle,
Paris, 1788 – 1746
height 62 cm

A very beautiful pendulum in the shape of the figure of the Greek goddess Pallas Athene. She was seen as the patron of the war heroes.
The quality of the pendulum is reflected in the beautiful castings, such as the Medusa mask as a face and the deep folds of the mantle.

A PAIR OF BRONZE EMPIRE SCULPTURES, FRANCE, AROUND 1800

The figurines depict the mythological story of Atalante and Hippomedes ..
During a race Hippomedes drops three golden apples, donated by Afrodite, at the feet of Atalante.

Atalante picks up the apples and therefore loses the race. Hippomedes, as the winner, can now take Atalante to his wife.

BEAUTIFUL SET OF POTTERY COWS WITH MILKERS. DELFT, AROUND 1770

The special thing about this pair of cows is the extensive version with a milking farmer and farmer’s wife.
These white Delft cows are very nicely shaped, the decoration could not conceal irregularities and baking errors. This beautifully full of glazed pottery was probably beautiful in the candlelight-lit rooms of that time.