2 ducks in glazed earthenware
L 16.5 cm H 14.5 cm D 8 cm
Shown is a pair of very stylistically crafted ducks from a light brown hand-modelled clay base. They are coated with a black veined green crackled lead glaze. The foot remains partly unglazed. Both ducks stand on a round foot that narrows and then change into a very stylistically executed duck body. Both have a fairly short tail and the head is very rudimentary in shape. It is therefore more an impressionistic representation than naturalism. At the bottom you can see that the round center of the foot is filled with a yellow-coloured earthenware that is unglazed. Thumb impressions indicate hand modeling. We cannot find any marks. We date these ducks from the 1st half of the 20th century, Art Deco period, possibly French work.
Condition: one of the ducks has a fairly large chip at the bottom of the tail, but is otherwise intact; the other duck is perfect.