Manufactured by Oud Loosdrecht (M.O.L.) 1782 - 1784 - Bust of Michiel Adriaanszn de Ruyter. Very rare.
18th century unglazed Loosdrecht's porcelain bust, depicting Michiel Adriaanszn De Ruyter, on a fluted foot and a green and gold column. Framed green and gold grooves on the column, with rounded, profiled top edge and plinth, decorated with gilded leaf garlands and ornaments.
It concerns an archaeological find from Amsterdam. Manufactured by "Oud Loosdrecht", approx. 1782-1784.
Height: 23. 5 cm.
Marked "MOL" with star in the somewhat run blue underglaze. See the correct image of a different one.
Condition: Minimal hairline leaving a chip in the forehead. The point of the nose has been retouched. The hair on the right has a minimal chip. Two chips at the front side of the cuirass. Bottom of the cuirass has tiny damages all around. Bottom of the arms: a small chip on the right, and a minimal one on the left.Top edge of the column has some minimal chips. The always loose biscuit piece has been connected to the column with a newly placed metal mounting point. As mentioned, this was an archaeological find, some discolouration of the white of the cuirass and minimal damages caused by age. See the clear photos. One of the photos made with yellowish artificial light, does not represent the colour white as it is in reality. It does do so of the green.
In the late 20th century a similar one with the image of Cornelis de Witt (not an archaeological find and in a more white, better condition) was auctioned at Christie's for € 8,963 ($ 9,048), then lot no. 203.