A pair of Dutch Delft models of cows Circa 1760-70.
Lot 70
A pair of Dutch Delft models of cows Circa 1760-70.
Sold for £2,640 (US$ 4,437) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pair of Dutch Delft models of cows
Circa 1760-70.
Both standing on a green naturalistic base, the cows with blue patched hides and polychrome floral wreaths around their middle and neck, their red tongues licking their lips, 14.8cm high (horns and two ears restored) (2)

Footnotes

  • As discussed by Aronson/Lambooy 2009, the festively garlanded Delft cows relate to the 'Guild Ox' which once a year, on the patron's saint day, was paraded through town by the Butcher's Guild, usually accompanied by a drummer and other musicians. Besides the flowers around its neck and back, its horns would be gilded, the gilding in this case being represented by yellow enamel.
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