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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1989.195
  • Catalogue No.: 418
  • Object type: Figure of horse on plinth
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: early 18th century
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  • Provenance: Story Fund
  • Description: Model of a horse on a plinth. The horse lying down with front right leg extended.Saddle cloth on back and rosette at top of tail moulded in low relief. Hollowed-out biscuit base. Underglaze blue and red and aubergine enamels. Mane, tail, hooves and details of face picked out in underglaze blue. Saddle-cloth painted with flowers, also in underglaze blue. The horse's body is covered with small blue spots and spare brush-strokes in red and aubergine, a large patch of aubergine on its nose. Plinth decorated in dark underglaze blue scrolls on a lighter blue-and-white band.

    This is directly copied from a Delft original. For another example, see Daendels, 1981, no. 11b and for the white Delft original, see ibid. no. 11a. For very similar Japanese figures of cows in the Groninger Museum, Groningen, see Jorg, 2003, no. 361; see also Jenyns, 1965, pl. 19B.

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