Like new, vintage Polychrome Figurine featuring a farmer milking a cow. The figurine is made and handpainted at the Royal Tichelaar Makkum factory. (1572) is the oldest company in Netherlands and worldwide concept in the field of ceramic and glaze. The figurine is marked on the underneath with the makers mark used around 1988 based on my research. Initially Makkum factory produced bricks and tiles.After 1670 domestic pottery has been the core business. Since 1831 it has been run by Tichelaar family. In 1890 they stopped producing bricks and tiles and focused on traditional decorative pottery. In 1960 the company acquired right to use a word Royal in its name.
In 1990s the company strategy has been redefined because of competition mass producing cheap copies of their traditional pottery. Royal Makkum started cooperation with modern designers as Hella Jongerius, Alexander Van Slobbe and Dick Van Hoff. The company is yet still focused on preserving tradition. This lovely figurine is a larger than a typical Cow Milker figurine. The measurement are as follows: from top to bottom - appx 7.From the side of the stand to the tip of the cow's head appx 10. It is in mint and absolutely perfect condition. The item "Vintage Royal Tichelaar Makkum Delft Polychrome Cow Milker (Large)" is in sale since Saturday, January 25, 2020.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Delft". The seller is "alexandrasgallerycollection" and is located in Arlington, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.